In order to be able to file an unemployment claim in NJ you must fulfill certain requirements. You must have worked in NJ in the past 18 months. You must not have worked for the Federal Government, you must not have served in the Military and you must not have worked as a Maritime employee. Also you must reside in the USA.
If you can fulfill the above conditions, you are eligible to apply for unemployment insurance benefits. In order to apply for unemployment weekly benefits you will need to file a claim. To file a claim you will need to fill in certain information. You will need to fill in your name and date of birth. You will also need to fill in your social security number, bank information, if you would like your check to be deposited directly into your bank. You will also need your former employers information like the address and phone number and also the beginning and end dates of your employment and also the reason for your ending your employment. It is also advisable to fill in the information like your driver license number or your State ID card number. This will help in processing your claim quicker. If you are not a citizen you will also need to furnish information about your Alien Registration type, Number and country of origin. You will also have to furnish details from your Employment Authorization card or your Permanent Resident card.
Though you can file your unemployment insurance claim by visiting the NJ Unemployment Office, it is much easier to file your claim by phone and easier still to file it online through their web portal at www.njuifile.net. When you visit an NJ Unemployment Office to file your claim, you may have to wait in line to meet someone from the office. This could take a lot of time. When you file your claim over the phone, you may have to wait a few minutes for one of the staff to answer your phone and take down the necessary information. But if you file your claim over the internet you can do it at any time of the day or night. You do not have to wait for office hours to do so.