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Delays in Unemployment Benefits Leave People Strapped for Cash – NBC10 Philadelphia

It’s been a troublesome year for Kenneth Kaczorowski. The New Jersey resident was furloughed from his job in the meals service business in 2020. He’s out of unemployment advantages, however was permitted for the Extended Benefits program in December.

He’s but to obtain a fee.

“Now I’m down to four dollars,” Kenneth instructed NBC10 Responds.

Kenneth known as the New Jersey Department of Labor and acquired by means of to a consultant. He instructed us nobody might give a proof as to when he’d get his money.

“A lot of times it was all the same thing. They’re reprogramming the system. I’m still on line to get the money but they don’t know when,” Kenneth mentioned.

He ultimately acquired an e-mail stating all the things ought to work by his subsequent declare date. He mentioned he was in a position to file and the money got here by means of in a couple of days.

Extended Benefit Delays

NBC10 Responds checked with the New Jersey Department of Labor to ask about delayed prolonged advantages and when individuals can count on to obtain them.

We didn’t get an answer, however we did observe down some info on the division’s web site.

“Eligible claimants shall be robotically enrolled into state-issued prolonged advantages as their federal extension ends. You don’t must contact an agent or reapply,” the web site states.

The web site additionally explains that not all filers are robotically certified for prolonged advantages. In that case, keep watch over your e-mail and preserve checking the web site for updates and directions.

According to unemployment profit specialists, these delays are occurring nation-wide.

If you consider you have been eligible for prolonged advantages however didn’t obtain an e-mail from the state division of labor—there’s another choice.

South Jersey Legal Services could possibly assist you for free. Contact the group to allow them to examine your declare.

Free Legal Aid Resources

Qualification relies on revenue. Reach out to the neighborhood authorized help group in your space to see when you qualify.