Collecting Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Working and Not Reporting Wages Is A
IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REPORTING WAGES
WAGES: WHAT ARE THEY, WHY DO I NEED TO REPORT THEM AND WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT?
WAGES ARE ANY AND ALL INCOME RECEIVED FROM:
| Work Performed|
Bonuses and Tips
Back Pay Awards
Holiday and/or Vacation Pay
Per Diem Work
|Gross wages must be reported during the week they were earned, not when you receive your pay. The term gross wages refers to the amount of money earned before taxes or any other deductions are taken out.|
Once you begin full-time work, you are not eligible to continue receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Depending on when you start working, you may be eligible for partial unemployment insurance benefits. You are required to report earnings as of the first day you begin work, even if you do not receive your pay until a later date. If you do not have a pay stub or your work week is different from our Sunday to Saturday claim week, you will need to calculate your gross wages in order to report them when claiming your benefits.|
WHY DO I NEED TO REPORT MY WAGES?
|When claiming benefits, you must report any wages you may have earned for that week.
Why? Your employer submits information about newly hired employees, including the first day of work, to the State of New Jersey, which in turn is passed on to the Division
of Unemployment Insurance. The Division performs a cross-match of new hire information against all claimants who certify for unemployment insurance benefits. The Benefit
Payment Control Unit within the Division also compares the wages reported by you to those wages reported by your employer during the same time period and conflicting information is assigned to an investigator for resolution.|
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT REPORT MY WAGES?
|If you receive benefits to which you were not entitled, you will be responsible for
repaying the benefits that you received. If you are found to have collected benefits fraudulently, you will incur interest and penalties and you will
be disqualified from the receipt of unemployment insurance benefits for one year. In addition, you may be prosecuted criminally, face additional penalties and possible jail time.|
PLEASE CONTACT THE REEMPLOYMENT CALL CENTER IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS ABOUT REPORTING WAGES
| Union City
| Serves Northeast New Jersey
Northwest and Central New Jersey
Serves South Jersey
Serves New Jersey claimants who reside out of State
| (201) 601-4100