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Unemployment Insurance (UI) is temporary income:

  • For eligible workers
  • Who lose their jobs
  • Through no fault of their own

To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing, and able to work, and actively looking for work during each week in which you are claiming benefits.

To qualify for UI benefits, you must have enough work hours and wages in covered employment. In New York State, employers pay contributions that fund UI. It is not deducted from your paycheck. The Department of Labor decides if you qualify for benefits.

Important information for claimants:

UI Rules for Government Workers

UI Rules for Teachers and Other School Workers

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1099G Available Online (Updated February 6, 2015)

Tax form 1099G, which shows the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid during the 2014 calendar year, was mailed to claimants by January 31, 2015. You can view and print your 1099G for calendar year 2014 on this website immediately. Log in with your NY.GOV ID, then click on Unemployment Services and View/Print your 1099G. You can also request a copy by completing and mailing the Request for 1099G form.  For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

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