The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is the part of the state government in New Jersey that administers the dispensing of unemployment compensation. In order to be eligible to qualify for NJ unemployment benefits, several requirements must be fulfilled.
In order to be eligible for NJ unemployment benefits online through the website operated by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the applicant must have worked exclusively within the state of New Jersey, must not have worked for the federal government, must not have served in the military, or worked as a maritime employee at any point in the previous eighteen months from the time at which the applicant is seeking to collect NJ unemployment benefits.
The applicant for unemployment compensation from the State of New Jersey also must not reside outside of the United States of America, and not want to reopen a previous unemployment claim or file an NJ Unemployment Extensions claim. If any of these requirements have not been satisfied, a person can still apply for NJ unemployment benefits, however, their unemployment compensation claim then cannot be filed online.
In these cases an unemployment compensation claim or an NJ unemployment extension claim must be submitted in person at an office of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which are located in many communities. The application process is known as the NJSUCCESS Program.