Q) I worked six months in New Jersey and six months in New York. I am eligible to file unemployment in New Jersey?
A) If you have lost your job in New Jersey and you have worked in the state for a certain period of time, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the state of New Jersey. However, if you have worked in New York during the same period, you may also be eligible for benefits in New York.
To determine your eligibility for unemployment benefits in New Jersey, you will need to meet the state’s eligibility requirements. This typically involves meeting minimum earnings and employment duration requirements in the state. You will also need to have lost your job through no fault of your own, and be actively seeking new employment.
If you have met the eligibility requirements in both states, you may need to file a claim in both states to receive the maximum amount of benefits available to you. You should contact the unemployment offices in both New Jersey and New York to discuss your specific situation and determine your eligibility for benefits.