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    I have been collecting unemployment in NJ since January 2009...(have been looking for work, w/ none to be found so far). Last week I received a notice in the mail from the unemployment office called a 'notice of emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) eligibility', telling me that I qualified for 'TIER IV' benefits; & that I could claim my benefits in the usual way (over the internet) on a specific date (6/ regular date), which I did.

    When I attempted to claim those benefits, the confirmation screen told me that the 'claim was not payable at this time'.

    I immediately called a representative at the unemployment offices headquarters (who had helped me in the past) to inquire about the problem; & he told me that the state could not pay my benefit because they have not received money from the federal government.

    does anybody here know what's going on w/ this...??? I had received my last paycheck two weeks ago, thinking that my claim would be continued...& now have absolutely no money...(& was also under the impression that TIER 4 had been approved some time last year).

    [He also informed me that I should continue to file on my regular date every two weeks, to receive a 'credit' for those weeks; & that when the federal government paid the state, the state would pay me.]

    I'm pretty desperate at this point, with no money to fall back on...please inform as to what is going on.

    Thanks very much.


  • #2
    The til is empty. State's are running out of money and the federal government has apprently not refilled the bank yet.

    I would apply for emergency relief such as food stamps to try to get through, also get on the phone with everyone you can who can make a difference.
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    • #3
      And contact your Congressperson and senator. The bill is held up in the Senate, with a filibuster, I think. (don't get me started on politics )

      Your county assistance office, in addition to food stamps, may also be able to help you with referrals to other agencies and private organizations for help with rent and utilities.
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      • #4
        Dang, definitely contact your state elected officials. Good luck to you.

        You might also contact the United Way for current help or referrals for current help.
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