I have been out of work almost 11 weeks. I filed a claim immediately after my layoff. There are no issues regarding my eligibility... I was clearly laid off, I have more than enough time and money in the system to qualify for benefits. The only issue I had was a matter of 2 weeks' severance in lieu of notice, which should have been handled quickly and easily.
I have not received one dime yet, and I cannot find out what the status of my claim is. On a couple of my notices I received from NJ with claim instructions, I am seeing "check dates" listed, but with an amount of 0, and my balance is still showing the full 26 weeks. I continue to receive notices to make my claims online or by phone, and I continue to follow through on this, but I have not received any payments. NJ Labor apparently disregards mail and fax, and the phone lines are very hard to get through on.
BTW, I am a PA resident. Is there any way I can attempt to work through the PA UE system, even if it is only for them to put through a query to their counterparts in NJ.