New Jersey Unemployment Guide
Where to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
- Social Security Number.
- Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US citizen).
- Pension information (if you are receiving any pension or 401k).
- Amount and duration of any separation pay you may be receiving.
- Recall date (if you expect to be recalled to your job).
- Union hiring hall information, including local number and address (if you get work through a union).
- Military Form DD-214 (if you were in the military in the last 18 months).
- Form SF-8 or SF-50 (if you were a federal employee).
For each employer that you worked for in the last 18 months, provide the following:
- Complete name and address of employer
- Employer's telephone number
- Your occupation with that employer
- Beginning and ending dates of employment
- Reason for separation
New Jersey Benefits Calculator
Why New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance System Uses a 60-Year-Old Programming Language
The state’s unemployment insurance application website had broken under the weight of the more than 200,000 applications it received in a single week, and volunteers were needed to get the system back up and running reliably. The website is not completely down, but it’s been glitchy, and laid-off workers report that they haven’t been able to submit applications.