Division of Unemployment Insurance URL reading ( My Unemployment . NJ . Gov )

Information for teachers & other school employees

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School employee claims have distinct eligibility requirements.

For example, a school employee may not be eligible to receive benefits if all the following apply:

  • A claim is filed during a recess period.
  • There is an offer to return to work for a school employer when the recess period ends.
  • Only school wages are in the base period of the claim.

If you’re a school employee applying for unemployment in the summer, make sure you have a copy of the Reduction in Force Notice/RIF or Non-Renewal Notice if you received one from your employer. Submitting this letter will expedite the review of your application.