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Federal Employees

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While unemployment eligibility rules are the same for federal employees there are important differences related to documenting federal earnings. Review the questions and information below in advance of filing your claim to ensure proper processing and avoid payment delays. Instructions differ and depend on whether your separation was caused by a federal shutdown.  Select the instruction that applies to your situation. You may want to print a copy of this information to have with you while you are completing your unemployment application.

The fastest way to submit a claim for unemployment insurance benefits is to use our online system. Alternatively, you can call 732-761-2020 to apply for benefits by telephone.