Filing for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

New York State is currently waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.

Individuals may apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits online or by phone.

Online: Click here and create or sign in with your NY.GOV ID

Online Claims may be filed Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday all day and Sunday until 7 pm.

Phone: Call the Telephone Claim Center at 1-888-209-8124 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Insurance