“Unemployment Insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployed workers who are receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits are sometimes referred to as “claimants.” You can receive Unemployment Insurance benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks during a one-year period, called a “benefit year.” In New York State, employers pay for benefits, not workers.”
Please read “Unemployment Insurance: A Claimant Handbook” by clicking the picture on the right side.
How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits by NYS Department of Labor.[ Last Updated: April, 2022 ]