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Department of Labor & Workforce Development

NJ Workers: Frequently Asked Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Below are common questions about the programs and benefits available to NJ workers, with answers and links to additional information.

These laws and programs can be confusing. Please read carefully the information below and the additional resources linked from this page. It is important to apply for the program that best fits your situation – applying for the wrong one could cause delays.

Federal extended unemployment benefits expired on September 4, 2021. Please note that you will still be able to receive benefits for weeks prior to September 4, if you are found eligible for a claim filed before September 4, 2021. Learn more about state extended unemployment benefits here.

This information is current as of September 2, 2021. It will be updated as new information becomes available.