How do I go back to file for older weeks in January, February and March for unemployment benefits?
Q) I filed for unemployment 2 weeks ago. I have been out of work since January 13th. I certified for benefits yesterday but only for last week. How do I go back to file for older weeks in January, February and March?
A) To claim benefits for the weeks you missed, you will need to contact the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as soon as possible. You can reach them by calling their customer service line at 1-888-795-6672 or by visiting their website and submitting an inquiry.
When you speak to a representative, explain that you missed certifying for benefits for the weeks you were unemployed in January, February, and March, and that you would like to backdate your claim. They may ask you for additional information or documentation, such as your work history or earnings during the missed weeks, so be prepared to provide this if necessary.
It’s important to note that in some cases, backdating your claim may not be possible, or you may face a delay in receiving benefits for the weeks you missed. However, it’s still important to contact the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.