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1099G for 2015 is now available online.
Please note that Tax form 1099G will only be mailed upon request. However, you can view and print your 1099G for calendar year 2015 (and prior) on this website immediately. Log in with your NY.GOV ID, then click on Unemployment Services and View/Print your 1099G (see quick guide). If you would like to request to have it mailed, call 888-209-8124 and follow the automated instructions (you do not need to speak to a representative). For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

Scam Alert! Email fraud alert from JP Morgan Chase, and other important information about scams targeting those applying for or receiving unemployment insurance, or those looking for a job.

Unemployment Insurance is temporary income:

  • For eligible workers
  • Who lose their jobs
  • Through no fault of their own

To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing, and able to work, and actively looking for work during each week in which you are claiming benefits.

To qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must have worked and earned enough wages in covered employment. In New York State, employers pay contributions that fund Unemployment Insurance. It is not deducted from your paycheck. The Department of Labor decides if you qualify for benefits.

Important information for claimants:

Unemployment Insurance Rules for Government Workers

Unemployment Insurance Rules for Teachers and Other School Workers

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