Archive for Tag: unemployment backlog

Unemployment claims would be processed within two weeks of filing under Dancer bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants unemployment claims processed more quickly. Dancer’s bill (A3436) would require the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development to process claims within two weeks of filing. Current law allows for three weeks. “During the government lockdowns, I had constituents who waited more than...

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Illegal immigrants, convicted criminals to get pandemic relief funds under Murphy’s $40 million program

TRENTON, N.J. – Undocumented residents and recently released criminals will get up to $2,000 in pandemic relief funds under a Department of Human Services program announced Wednesday. Sympathetically dubbed “Excluded New Jerseyans Fund,” this $40 million taxpayer-funded kitty will give payments to eligible persons – “undocumented individuals, residents re-entering...

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DePhillips introduces bill to modernize state’s unemployment system, calls for audit and cost estimates

TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s half-century-old unemployment system that was crushed by the weight of record-setting unemployment claims this year will be audited under legislation (A4359) introduced by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. “The unemployment insurance system has put thousands of residents in a financial bind,” said DePhillips (R-Bergen). “We need...

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