New York State Department of Labor Announces Over $10 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid to Over 2 Million New Yorkers During COVID-19 Pandemic; Pre-4/22 Application Backlog Reduced to 7,580

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:19

The New York State Department of Labor today announced that the backlog of pending unemployment benefit applications has been reduced to 7,580 — representing major progress since an unprecedented crush of applications related to the COVID-19 pandemic flooded the DOL's systems in March. This universe of unprocessed applications includes those that are missing critical information and cannot be processed, duplicates, and abandoned claims.  Additionally, since the passage of the Federal CARES Act, 562,766 PUA applicants have received unemployment benefits.

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