How to make your NJ unemployment claim

If you have worked in NJ for the past 18 months and are now unemployed, you can file your NJ unemployment claim for your unemployment insurance. You can file this claim with the Dept. Of Labor either by phone or you can file your claim online. In order to be able to file an unemployment claim you must have worked in NJ in the past 18 months. You must not have worked for the Federal Government in the past 18 months. You must not have served in the Military in the past 18 months nor must you have worked as a Maritime employee in the past 18 months.

In order for you to be able to file your unemployment claim online you need to go to the web portal at www.njuifile.net . If you have not filed any claim previously you will need to register at this site and get yourself an online ID and password. The website is very easy to understand and has step by step instructions on how to get your Online ID and Password. Once you have created your Online ID and password you can file for your unemployment claim.


In order to be able to file for your unemployment claim you will need to have a paper and pen handy and also your social security number. If you want the claim to be directly deposited into your bank account you will need your bank information. You will also need your employer information for the past 18 months. This includes the address of your employer, the phone number, the beginning and end dates of your employment as well as the reason for you being unemployed. If you are not a US citizen you will need details about your alien registration type as well as the number and country of origin. You will also need details from your Employment authorization card or your Permanent Resident card. Though it is not a requirement you are requested to also submit your Drivers License number or State ID card number, since this helps in processing your claim faster.

When you log on to the www.njuifile.net portal you will find that not only can you file your claim here but you can also open an old claim. Ere you have access to your account and you can check the status of your claim. You can also change your address as well as your phone number and also change the details of your bank. At this portal you can also view your 1099-G tax statement and print it for your records if you wish. Making your NJ unemployment claim online is very easy and can be done at any time of the day or night, without having to wait for office hours.