New York Unemployment Offices

 

 

Eligibility Requirements for Unemployment Insurance Claim In New York

Unemployment Insurance is defined as a temporary compensation for “eligible workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own”. The Department of Labor determines who should receive the benefits. To be permitted to receive the assistance, the unemployed must have sufficient work and wages in covered employment. Atop that, they have to be ready, willing, and able to work, earnestly scouting for employment for which they are skillful. Moreover, they have to be fit in mind and body. The unemployment insurance in the New York State is supported by employers themselves, financing for the provisions given to the unemployed citizens.

When to File for Unemployment Insurance in New York

The proper time for the claimant (or the person seeking unemployment support) to file a request to receive unemployment insurance benefits is within the week that he/she loses employment. Tardy submission of request may result to lost benefits. After which the claimant must serve a week full of unsalaried days or the “waiting period” that would be equal to a week of unemployment benefits before actual benefits could be received. Documents needed to be prepared by the claimant to file a claim are the following:

1. Social Security Number,
2. driver’s license/motor ID vehicle number if there is any,
3. complete mailing address and zip code,
4. a phone number,
5. Alien Registration card number for non-U.S. citizens,
6. names and addresses of all employers for the last 18 months with the inclusion of those in other states,
7. Employer Registration number or Federal Identification Number of the most recent employer, and
8. copies of forms SF8 and SF50 for federal employees.

Although the claimant can proceed in filing a claim without the aforementioned, absence of these documents may impede acquisition of benefits. There are two ways of filing a claim, either by web service or phone service.

Applying for Unemployment Insurance Claims in New York: Online

Web service is considered to be the most secure and conducive method in petitioning, claiming, viewing payment status, altering payment method, and executing other pertinent activities. Filing of claims and running of other online services are available on Mondays to Thursdays beginning from 7:30 AM up to 7:30 PM, Fridays from 7:30 AM to 5 PM, during the weekends from 12:01 AM Saturday to 7 PM Sunday.

Claiming of weekly benefits on the other hand begins every Sunday from 12:01 AM to midnight, Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 AM to midnight and Saturdays from 12:01 AM to midnight. Every claimant is held responsible in usage of the system. Once caught of fraudulence, this may result to forfeited acquisition of benefits. In the same manner, claimants must be responsible in keeping their PIN codes. The only permitted instance where another person may learn of the PIN code of the claimant is inability to access account in which case help must be implored, given that the claimant is present each time the PIN is used.

Applying for Unemployment Insurance Claims in New York: Phone

If Web Service is not desired or there is a lack of internet access then a claimant may also avail through the phone service. From Mondays through Fridays beginning at 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon, New York State residents may dial 1-888-209-8124 or 1-877-358-5306 for non-New York residents where they offer translation services. Claimants may communicate in Cantonese, Creole, English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and a couple of other languages.

Computing for Unemployment Insurance in New York

There are two terms that need to be understood in learning the qualifications and computing for the weekly benefit rate, the base period and the alternate base period. The base period is the first four quarters of the last five calendar quarters prior to the calendar quarter when the claim was filed. The alternate base period is the last four quarters of the five completed calendar quarters before the claim was filed. To completely qualify for the insurance benefit, the claimant must have worked in at least two calendar quarters in his/her base period and been compensated for a minimum of $1600 in one of the calendar quarters. The total compensation given in the base period must be one and a half times the amount of the claimant’s high quarter wages.

If unqualified for the base period requirement, then the claimant may be determined if he/she qualifies for the alternate base period. The weekly benefit rate is twenty-sixth of the high quarter wages paid to the claimant in his/her base period. The maximum rate is $405. The benefit rate is settled in consideration of the information relayed by the claimant’s employer to New York State Wage Reporting system.

Local Workforce Centers in New York for Inquiries on Unemployment Insurance Claims

For the benefit of everyone who wishes to make personal inquiries on unemployment insurance as well as opportunities for finding jobs, below is a list of local workforce centers throughout New York that could assist you as well as their contact information.

Albany County
Capital Region
Career Central
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
P: (518) 462-7600 X162
F: (518) 447-5967
albany@labor.ny.gov

Allegany County
Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties
Allegany County Employment and Training Center
7 Wells Lane
Belmont, NY 14813
P: (585) 268-9240
F: (585) 268-5176
alleganyent@alleganyco.com

Bronx County
New York City
Workforce 1 Career Center
358 East 149th Street 2nd Fl.
Between 3rd & Courtlandt Avenues
Bronx, NY 10455
P: (718) 960-7099
bronx@labor.ny.gov

Bronx County
New York City
Bronx Hunt Point
1029 E 163rd Street 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10459
P: (347) 854-0582
F: (718) 542-6778
bronx@labor.ny.gov

Broome County
Broome-Tioga Counties
Broome-Tioga Workforce New York
171 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
P: (607) 778-2136
F: (607) 778-3011

Cattaraugus County
Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties
Cattaraugus One Stop
175 North Union Street
Suite 4
Olean, NY 14760
P: (716) 373-1880
F: (716) 372-3564
olean@labor.ny.gov

Cayuga County
Cayuga-Cortland Counties
Cayuga Works Career Center
199 Franklin Street
Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021
P: (315) 253-1590
F: (315) 253-1135

Chautauqua County
Chautauqua County
Chautauqua Works
407 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
P: (716) 366-9015
F: (716) 366-0502
dunkirk@labor.ny.gov

Chautauqua County
Chautauqua County
Jamestown One-Stop
23 E. 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: (716) 661-9553
F: (716) 664-9184
jamestown@labor.ny.gov

Chemung County
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Counties
Elmira Career Center
Chemung/Schuyler/Steuben Workforce Development
318 Madsion Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
P: (607) 733-7131
F: (607) 737-0890
elmira@labor.ny.gov

Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Counties
CDO Workforce
1 Ohara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
P: (607) 334-2201 X128
F: (607) 334-6540
norwich@labor.ny.gov

Clinton County
North Country
OneWorkSource
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
P: (518) 561-0430
Toll Free: (866) 967-5768
F: (518) 561-9566
plattsburgh@labor.ny.gov

Columbia County
Columbia-Greene Counties
Columbia / Greene Community College
4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534
P: (518) 828-4181 X5510
F: (518) 822-2007
hudson@labor.ny.gov

Cortland County
Cayuga-Cortland Counties
Cortland Works Career Center
99 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
P: (607) 756-7585
F: (607) 756-5531
cortland@labor.ny.gov

Delaware County
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Counties
CDO Workforce
1 Gallant Avenue
Delhi, NY 13753
P: (607) 746-7477
F: (607) 746-7106
fred.barkalow@co.delaware.ny.us

Delaware County
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Counties
CDO Workforce
21 Liberty Street
Sidney, NY 13838
P: (607) 561-7550
F: (607) 563-9612
deloetmg@stny.rr.com

Dutchess County
Dutchess County
Dutchess Works
233 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
P: (845) 473-9000 X143
F: (845) 471-6942
poughkeepsie@labor.ny.gov

Erie County
Erie County
Buffalo Employment & Training Center
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
P: (716) 856-5627
F: (716) 856-5670
betc@wdcinc.org

Erie County
Erie County
Erie Community College One-Stop Center
3176 Abbott Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: (716) 270-4444
F: (716) 825-6076
onestop@ecc.edu

Erie County
Erie County
Williamsville One Stop Center
4175 Transit Road
Transitown Plaza
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 634-9081
F: (716) 634-9262
williamsville@labor.ny.gov

Erie County
Erie County
Buffalo One Stop Center
284 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
P: (716) 851-2600
F: (716) 851-2638
buffalo@labor.ny.gov

Essex County
North Country
Elizabethtown One Work Source Center
103 Hand Avenue Suite 1 P.O. Box 607
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
P: (518) 873-2341
Toll Free: (800) 675-2668
F: (518) 873-2392
egordon@acapinc.org

Franklin County
North Country
Malone One Work Source Center
158 Finney Boulevard
Malone, NY 12953
P: (518) 481-5755
F: (518) 481-6663
malone@labor.ny.gov

Fulton County
Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie
Gloversville Workforce Solutions
199 South Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
P: (518) 725-6473
F: (518) 773-4209
gloversville@labor.ny.gov

Genesee County
Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties
Genesee County Career Center
587 East Main Street Suite 100 Eastown Plaza
Batavia, NY 14020
P: (585) 344-2042
F: (585) 344-3266
batavia@labor.ny.gov

Herkimer County
Herkimer-Madison-Oneida
Working Solutions One-Stop Career Center
320 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
P: (315) 867-1400
herkimer@labor.ny.gov

Jefferson County
Jefferson-Lewis
The Work Place
1000 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
P: (315) 782-9252
F: (315) 782-2073
watertown@labor.ny.gov

Kings County
New York City
Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor
Between Livingston & Fulton Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 246-5219
workforce1brooklyn@grantassociatesinc.com

Kings County
New York City
New York State Department of Labor – MetroTech Workforce1 Career Center
250 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 780-9200
F: (718) 624-5713
brooklyn@labor.ny.gov

Lewis County
Jefferson-Lewis
The Work Place
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367
P: (315) 376-5800
F: (315) 376-5328
23a077@dfa.state.ny.us

Livingston County
Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties
Livingston County Office of Workforce Development
6 Court Street Room 105
Geneseo, NY 14454
P: (585) 243-7047
F: (585) 243-7598
geneseo@labor.ny.gov

Madison County
Herkimer-Madison-Oneida
Working Solutions One-Stop Career Center
1006 Oneida Plaza Drive
Oneida, NY 13421
P: (315) 363-2400
F: (315) 363-4545
oneida@labor.ny.gov

Monroe County
Monroe County
RochesterWorks! Welfare-to-Work Center
Department of Social Services
691 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605
P: (585) 753.5656
F: (585) 753.5606
rochester@labor.ny.gov

Monroe County
Monroe County
Rochester Works! Career Center
276 Waring Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609
P: (585) 266-7760
F: (585) 266-7041
rochester@labor.ny.gov

Monroe County
Monroe County
Rochester Works! Career Center
255 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
P: (585) 258-3500
F: (585) 232-3727
rochestergoodmanst@labor.ny.gov

Montgomery County
Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie
Amsterdam Workforce Solutions
2620 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010
P: (518) 842-3676 X3037
F: (518) 842-3802
amsterdam@labor.ny.gov

Nassau County
Hempstead/City of Long Beach
Hempstead Works Career Center
Hempstead Executive Plaza 50 Clinton Street Suite 400
Hempstead, NY 11550
P: (516) 485-5000
F: (516) 485-5009
hempstead@labor.ny.gov

Nassau County
Oyster Bay Consortium
Hicksville Career Center
301 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
P: (516) 934-8532
F: (516) 934-8553
hicksville@labor.ny.gov

Nassau County
Oyster Bay Consortium
Massapequa Employment Center
977 Hicksville Road
Massapequa, NY 11758
P: (516) 797-4560
F: (516) 797-4589
massapequa@labor.ny.gov

New York County
New York City
New York State Department of Labor
Lower Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center
1 Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
P: (212) 775-3771
F: (212) 775-3853
varickstreet@labor.ny.gov

New York County
New York City
NYC Workforce 1 Career Center
215 West 125th Street 6th Floor
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, NY 10027
P: (917) 493-7200
F: (646) 698-3040
workforce1uppermanhattan@seedco.org

Niagara County
Trott ACCESS Center
Niagara County E&T 1001 11th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
P: (716) 278-8281
F: (716) 278-8158
niagarafalls@labor.ny.gov

Niagara County
Lockport WorksourceOne Center
81 Walnut Street
Lockport, NY 14094
P: (716) 433-6766
F: (716) 439-8933
lockport@labor.ny.gov

Oneida County
Herkimer-Madison-Oneida
Working Solutions One-Stop Career Center
NY State Office Building – Suite 202
207 Genesee St. 2nd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
P: (315) 793-2229
F: (315) 793-2509
utica@labor.ny.gov

Oneida County
Herkimer-Madison-Oneida
Rome Working Solutions
300 West Dominick St., Suite 1
Rome, NY 13440
P: (315) 356-0662
F: (315) 339-7349
rome@labor.ny.gov

Onondaga County
Onondaga County
CNY Works
443 North Franklin Street
Lower Level
Syracuse, NY 13204
P: (315) 473-8250
F: (315) 477-6996
syracuse@labor.ny.gov

Ontario County
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties
Finger Lakes Works – Geneva
70 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Geneva, NY 14456
P: (315) 789-1771
F: (315) 781-2289
geneva@labor.ny.gov

Ontario County
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties
Finger Lakes Works – Ontario
3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
P: (585) 396-4020
ontariowfd@dfa.state.ny.us

Orange County
Orange County
Orange Works Career Center
The Maple Building 3 Washington Center 4th Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
P: (845) 568-5090
F: (845) 568-5381
newburgh@labor.ny.gov

Orange County
Orange County
Orange Works Career Center
Fulton Plaza
33 Fulton St., 2nd Floor
Middletown, NY 10940
P: (845) 346-1100
F: (845) 346-1107
middletown@labor.ny.gov

Orange County
Orange County
Orange Works Career Center
Hunt Building
123 Pike Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
P: (845) 858-1464
F: (845) 858-1467
mblair@co.orange.ny.us

Orleans County
Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties
Orleans Center for Workforce Development
458 West Avenue, Suite 3
Albion, NY 14411
P: (585) 589-5335
F: (585) 589-2715
albion@labor.ny.gov

Oswego County
Oswego County
Oswego Workforce New York
200 N. 2nd Street
Fulton, NY 13069
P: (315) 591-9000
F: (315) 591-9047
thurlow@oswegocounty.com

Otsego County
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Counties
Chenango / Delaware / Otsego Local Workforce Investment Area
CDO Workforce 12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
P: (607) 432-4800 X115
F: (607) 432-8130
oneonta@labor.ny.gov

Putnam County
Westchester Balance/Putnam
Westchester / Putnam One Stop
110 Old Rte. 6
Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512
P: (845) 808-1651
carmel@labor.ny.gov

Queens County
New York City
Queens One-Stop Career Center
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
P: (718) 557-6755
jamaica@labor.ny.gov

Queens County
New York City
New York State Department of Labor
Flushing Workforce1 Career Center
138-60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
P: (718) 321-6307
F: (718) 939-1528
flushing@labor.ny.gov

Rensselaer County
Capital Region
Rensselaer County One Stop
1600 7th Avenue, 4th Floor
Troy, NY 12180
P: (518) 270-2860
F: (518) 270-2876
troy@labor.ny.gov

Richmond County
New York City
Staten Island Workforce 1 Career Center
120 Stuyvesant Plaza
3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
P: (718) 285-8404
statenisland@labor.ny.gov

Rockland County
Rockland County
Tomorrows Workplace
One Perlman Drive
Spring Valley, NY 10977
P: (845) 356-5100
F: (845) 356-5949
springvalley@labor.ny.gov

St Lawrence County
St. Lawrence County
St. Lawrence One-Stop Career Center
80 State Highway 310 Suite 8
Canton, NY 13617-1498
P: (315) 386-3276
F: (315) 386-3414
jhantz@stlawco.org

St. Lawrence County
St. Lawrence One-Stop Career Center
35 Glenn Street
Massena, NY 13662
P: (315) 769-3596
F: (315) 764-5041
massena@labor.ny.gov

St. Lawrence County
St. Lawrence One-Stop Career Center
1020 Park Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
P: (315) 393-4600
F: (315) 393-5894
ogdensburg@labor.ny.gov

Saratoga County
Saratoga-Warren-Washington Counties
Saratoga County Employment & Training
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
P: (518) 884-4170
F: (518) 884-4262
ballstonspa@labor.ny.gov

Schenectady County
Capital Region
Schenectady Job Training Agency
797 Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
P: (518) 344-2735
F: (518) 382-5988
schenectady@labor.ny.gov

Schoharie County
Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie
Cobleskill Workforce Solutions
795 East Main Street Suite 4
Cobleskill, NY 12043
P: (518) 234-4254
F: (518) 234-4256
cobleskill@labor.ny.gov

Schuyler County
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Counties
Montour Falls Career Center
Chemung/Schuyler/Steuben Workforce Development
323 Owego Street
Montour Falls, NY 14865
P: (607) 776-2125
F: (607) 535-6845
rusaka@proactioninc.org

Seneca County
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties
Finger Lakes Works – Seneca
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
P: (315) 539-1905
F: (315) 539-3857
workforcedev@co.seneca.ny.us

Steuben County
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Counties
Corning Career Center
Chemung/Schuyler/Steuben Workforce Development
20 Denison Parkway West Suite 102
Corning, NY 14830
P: (607) 937-8337
F: (607) 937-3169
corning@labor.ny.gov

Steuben County
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Counties
Hornell Career Center
Chemung/Schuyler/Steuben Workforce Development
107 Broadway
Hornell, NY 14843
P: (607) 324-8388
F: (607) 324-6330
hornell@labor.ny.gov

Steuben County
Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Counties
Bath Career Center
Chemung/Schuyler/Steuben Workforce Development
117 East Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
P: (607) 776-7712
F: (607) 776-7820
rusaka@proactioninc.org

Suffolk County
The One-Stop Employment Center
at Suffolk County Department of Labor
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
P: (631) 853-6600
F: (631) 853-6510
hauppauge@labor.ny.gov

Suffolk County
Suffolk County Dept of Labor
Suffolk Works Employment Program
395 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788
P: (631) 853-3877
F: (631) 853-2418
hauppauge@labor.ny.gov

Suffolk County
NYS Dept of Labor
160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
P: (631) 687-4818
F: (631) 687-4830
patchogue@labor.ny.gov

Sullivan County
Sullivan Works One-Stop Center
50 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701
P: (845) 794-3340
F: (845) 791-6851
monticello@labor.ny.gov

Tioga County
Broome-Tioga Counties
Tioga Employment Center
1062 State Route 38, PO Box 108
Owego, NY 13827
P: (607) 687-8500
F: (607) 687-7759
btworks@labor.ny.gov

Tompkins County
Tompkins Workforce New York Career Center
Center Ithaca Suite 241
171 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
P: (607) 272-7570
F: (607) 272-2835
ithaca@labor.ny.gov

Ulster County
Ulster County One-Stop Center
601 Development Court Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
P: (845) 338-4696
F: (845) 340-3165
kingston@labor.ny.gov

Warren County
Saratoga-Warren-Washington Counties
One Stop Career Center of Warren County
Northway Plaza
Queensbury, NY 12804
P: (518) 743-0925
F: (518) 743-0828
glensfalls@labor.ny.gov

Washington County
Saratoga-Warren-Washington Counties
One-Stop of Washington County
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828
P: (518) 746-2390
F: (518) 746-2392
nwilliams@co.washington.ny.us

Wayne County
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties
Finger Lakes Works Career Center
1519 Nye Road
Suite 601
Lyons, NY 14489
P: (315) 946-7270
F: (315) 946-7271
lyons@labor.ny.gov

Westchester County
Westchester Balance / Putnam
Westchester County One-Stop Employment Center
120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
P: (914) 995-3910
F: (914) 995-3958
whiteplains@labor.ny.gov

Westchester County
Westchester Balance/Putnam
Peekskill Employment Center
201 James Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
P: (914) 737-3490
peekskill@labor.ny.gov

Westchester County
Yonkers
Yonkers Employment Center
20 South Broadway
12th Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701
P: (914) 963-1730
F: (914) 963-1989
yonkers@labor.ny.gov

Westchester County
Westchester Balance/Putnam
Mt. Vernon Employment Center
100 East First St.
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
P: (914) 813-6555
F: (914) 813-6056
ory1@westchestergov.com

Wyoming County
Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties
Warsaw One Stop
448 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
P: (585) 786-3145
F: (585) 786-3074
warsaw@labor.ny.gov

Wyoming County
Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties
Wyoming County Community Action
6470 Route 20A
Perry, NY 14530
P: (585) 237-2600
F: (585) 237-2696
rfrank@wccainc.org

Yates County
Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties
Finger Lakes Works – Yates
417 Liberty Street Suite 2021
Penn Yan, NY 14527
P: (315) 536-5140
F: (315) 531-3456
yatesonestop@yatescounty.org