NYS Unemployment Insurance

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Ralph Clemente (unverified)

22 Apr, 2020 06:46 PM

NYS Unemployment Insurance supposedly restructured it's response to claimants in the time of Covid-19. That response, however, leaves behind any of us who had previously applied and were put on "pending" status. My claim needs to be settled by a person, and there is simply no one answering phones at UI. Even when you get through to the system, it hangs up on you when you get to the point of talking to someone. Even attempts to call Governor Cuomo's general number results in a message that hangs up on you. I have claimed "0" dollars for 5 weeks now, and have called approximately 1000 times. I've contacted my state assemblywoman, The Times, Gothamist, and you. I imagine I am one of many thousands. Please, try calling. let me know what happens.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 22 Apr, 2020 08:00 PM

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