The New York State Department of Labor announced a simplified application process for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. From the DOL:
Here’s how the updated application works:
The application will determine which program—unemployment insurance or PUA—you should apply for.
You’re prompted to answer program-specific questions
If DOL needs more info, WE will call you.
If you already applied for traditional UI but may be eligible for PUA, we will contact you. If you previously filed for UI and filled out a standalone PUA application, we are processing your application and will be in touch IF we need to speak with you for more information.
Please note, when you click on the link above it redirects you to login/sign up for a NY.gov ID prior to proceeding.
For more information about who qualifies for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, please click here.