Department of Labor gives unemployment update; how you can speed up processing on your claim

first_imgWhile many people are facing unprocessed claims, Reardon says one of the most common reasons applications are labeled as “partially complete” is because the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is either missing or incorrect. Correcting those errors requires a call from a NYSDOL representative, which Reardon says can lead to significant delays on claims. (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Labor announced they have delivered more than three billion dollars to more than one million residents in the last six weeks. New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon says they are operating seven days a week to keep up with the hundreds of thousands of calls they are receiving daily. If you are still experiencing an unprocessed claim, NYSDOL is asking you to not call in. Reardon says a NYSDOL representative will reach out if they need any additional information. If you experience a denied claim and would like to appeal, head over to this related article about pro bono legal assistance.center_img That directive was sent out to 320,000 New York State businesses. Reardon also recommends a few ways to ensure you receive your benefits as fast as possible. File your claim online, be sure to fill out the information completely, and use direct deposit if possible. If you receive benefits through a KeyBank debit card, you can switch to direct deposit by visiting www.labor.ny.gov. Click on “unemployment services”, then “update personal information”, and lastly selecting “register for direct deposit”. “I’m issuing a directive reminding all businesses in New York State, they have a legal obligation to provide their workers with the information they need to apply for unemployment insurance, including the business FEIN,” said Reardon. last_img read more

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Netanyahu pledges ‘immediate’ annexation steps if re-elected

first_imgA day ahead of Israel’s third election in a year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that if re-elected he would annex swathes of the occupied West Bank within weeks.In an interview with Israeli public radio, Netanyahu said annexation of the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank was his top priority among “four major immediate missions”.”That will happen within weeks, two months at the most, I hope,” he said in the interview aired 24 hours before polls were scheduled to open.  “The joint US-Israeli mapping committee started work a week ago,” he added.US President Donald Trump’s widely-criticised Middle East peace plan, unveiled in late January, gave the Jewish state a green light to annex the area and proposed a committee to set out the exact borders of the territory to be annexed.Netanyahu listed his other priorities as signing an “historic” defence treaty with the United States, Israel’s key ally, and “eradicating the Iranian threat”, without elaborating on his plan for Tehran.He has repeatedly pledged to stop the Islamic republic from developing a nuclear weapon and has not ruled out the use of force. He has also acted to roll back Iranian and allied forces active in neighbouring Syria.Israel routinely fires missiles at what it says are Iranian targets in Syria, where elite Iranian forces and allied militia play a key role in the country’s conflict.Netanyahu on Sunday said that his fourth “immediate” goal if he wins another term — despite facing trial on multiple corruption charges — would be major economic reform to bring down Israel’s high cost of living.After inconclusive elections in April and September, latest opinion polls put the right-wing Netanyahu and his centrist rival Benny Gantz neck and neck in Monday’s vote.Topics :last_img read more

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