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Weekly Certification Instructions for PUA Eligible Claims

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Many workers in NJ have never before filed for unemployment assistance. The process can be confusing.

Once you have been notified that your claim is ready to be processed, please read this guide to ensure you receive your benefits without delay.

NEW CERTIFIERS: If you received notification this week that your claim is payable, certify during your assigned time (see below).

Before you begin, get the following ready:

  • Your Social Security number (SSN) and PIN (NOTE: if you haven’t yet created a PIN for your claim, you will have the opportunity to do that when you certify for the first time)
  • Printed/accessible instructions to answer the certifying questions
  • Something to take notes with
  • Your patience