Unemployment Benefits

Need help receiving unemployment benefits?

If you believe you qualify for unemployment benefits, you may apply through New York State here.

If you are having difficulty applying for benefits or if your benefits stopped abruptly, and you are a constituent of NY-14, our office can contact the state on your behalf. Please call us at 718-662-5970 or file a case here. We will need the following information as they appeared in your application: full name, telephone number, and email address. Additionally, we will need a brief description of your problem and need to know if/ how long you've been certifying weekly. 

We will be forwarding your contact information and an overview of your problem to the state government. Please note that the state government will not follow-up with us on your individual case, but will instead address the issue directly. Depending on the situation, they may call or message you via the Department of Labor portal.  


If you have previously reached out to our office, please wait two weeks before reaching out again. If you do not see any changes to your application and/or don’t receive your payments at the end of that time, please let us know so that we can inform the state government again. If the problem persists, we also recommend reaching out to your State Senator or State Assemblymember so their office may also place an inquiry on your behalf. You may find your State representatives' contact information via this portal.