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Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program that gives financial support to employees who are unable to work on their jobs through no fault of their own.

  • You may be eligible to receive Unemployment benefits. Check your eligibility.
  • Unemployment benefits provide 60% of average wages, with a maximum of $713 per week, plus an additional $600 per week through July due to the CARES Act.
  • Please note: This process is not managed by Montclair State University, you must follow the procedures specified on the Unemployment website or contact an Unemployment Customer Service Representative at 609-292-7060.
  • Please be sure to provide the following information on your application:
    • Employer ID (FEIN) #: 022248181800000 (State of New Jersey)
    • Payroll/ Location #: 4140000
    • Complete name and address of employer
    • Employer’s telephone number
    • Your occupation with that employer
    • Beginning and ending dates of employment
    • Reason for separation – Furloughed Due to COVID -19

There is no need to contact HR Benefits for your unemployment data, employer data is transmitted electronically to the NJ Department of Labor on behalf of the claimant.

Guidance for Furlough Employees (PDF) Filing for Unemployment Instructions (PDF)