Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey workers will stop receiving federal unemployment benefits this weekend.
On Sept. 4, programs will add an additional $ 300 a week, extend state benefits to those who are exhausted and 13 weeks old and are already unemployed, such as freelancers, gig economists and independent contractors.
According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Human Resource Development, workers can still qualify for these weeks before September 4 and be eligible for these improved federal benefits, but not for weeks after September 4.
Some workers who have been on regular state benefits for 26 weeks may still be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of state extended benefits. Applicants who have moved to this program should expect to see “Extended Unemployment Benefits” in their accounts as a condition of claim.
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“New Jersey is constantly using every program and tool in our arsenal to get as many benefits as possible for as many claimants as possible,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro Angelo. We understand that these federally improved benefits have been a lifeline for our employees. And our economy in these difficult times. Our department and state will continue to support those in need and help those in need.
For families who are still struggling, here are some options for help
Behind the rent, or fear that you will not be able to make future payments? Families with less than 120% of their county income are eligible for state assistance. Apply at http://njdca.onlinepha.com.
Also known as food stamps for NJSNA, b https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/apply/app/. For a list of local food warehouses, call 211 or visit https://www.nj211.org/food-resources/.
Child Care Subsidy
Low-income families may be eligible for child care subsidies if they are working, training or schooling. Visit https://www.childcarenj.gov/Parents/How-To-Apply.aspx.
Utility Assistance Program
You may be eligible for assistance with heating and cooling bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program. Visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html.
New Jersey residents who received at least one week of unemployment benefits in 2021 are eligible for free health coverage at https://www.nj.gov/getcoverednj/.
Government Working Board
New Jersey has created a board of directors where more than 1,600 companies have posted job vacancies at https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/. Visit https://njcareers.org/ for an interactive tool to help you reconsider your career change.
Free job training courses
Visit Skillsoft courses at Information Technology, Business Analysis, Customer Service, Project Management, Digital Literacy and Over 5,000 Free Skillsoft Courses http://nj.metrixlearning.com/.
Legal assistance for eviction
With eviction? Call New Jersey Legal Services at 1-888-576-5529. In addition, if you live in New York, Trenton, Atlantic City or East Orange, you may qualify for a free legal counsel.
Call 211 or visit https://www.nj211.org/ to help your local resources in housing, food, child care, mental health, drug use, legal or health resources.
Tenants, landlords and landlords can visit https://www.housinghelpnj.org/ for the latest news on evictions and terminations or legal aid. There is also a “library of resources” in the county that lists food, health care, housing, law, child care and the elderly.
Ashley Balsezak is a correspondent covering affordable housing and how we live in New Jersey. For unlimited access to her work, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.