With regard to your post:
One last question.. I just put in for my last check yesterday (regular unemployment). Will I make it for the March 28 to collect the Tier1 or am I doomed and miss out again!!! And will only be eligible for EB not EUB ?
I'm sorry my math is not up to par - so don't hold me to this and you WILL have to await word from UI - however, if you put in for your last check yesterday, it would have been for the PRIOR week, right? Because I believe we can not put in for a future week. Therefore, wouldn't it be true that your week ended Friday the 12th? and the next week would be 3/19, and the next week 3/26? Seem to me that you would be fine with that deadline - but again, I am unable to get precise confirmation. Do you see it that way?
Also, with regard to your next post:
Re: my above question. It would have been better to have the EUC rather than EB as it would have lasted longer correct? I'm looking at the above:
"Effective May 3, 2009, New Jersey qualified for High EB, which allows additional EB benefits. High EB increases the amount of EB benefits to 20 weeks or 80% of an individual's maximum benefit amount from their original unemployment insurance claim, whichever amount is less. The High EB program ends when New Jersey's total unemployment insurance rate averages less than 8.0% over a three-month period."
And according to the NJ website, the UI rate is still over 9% (see here: http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/index.shtm under "News Releases" on the far right, its at, like, 9.9 or something...so this may mean you are find for high EB, which is =, I believe, to first Tier EUC, no?
I am doomed because I won't get into the EUB if March 28 is deadline and my last check comes into my account today is that right? See above. I keep calling the 609 # XXXXX is busy all day long or it just rings and no one picks up? The bureacracy stinks. I deal with a government agency in my full time practice (SSA) and believe me, 90% of the time I can not reach the local office in question for the same reason (busy signal, no answer, etc.). I feel for the unrepresentated claimants who are at a loss of what to do when that happens!
Hope the above helps. And with the complexity of the new and ever changing rules here, I'm sorry I can't be more exacting.
But who knows, hopefully you will land a job soon and this will be a moot point!