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Andrzejczak Bill for Online Benefits Filing Continues Advancing
TRENTON – Assembly approved legislation Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak sponsored to ensure veterans have the same access to unemployment benefits online as everyone else was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
The bill was approved 76-0 by the Assembly in December and released Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.
Currently, claimants who served in the military, worked in government or worked outside of the state can only apply over the telephone or in person.
“Limiting access to unemployment benefits by placing restrictions on filing is bad policy,” said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). “Our military service members deserve all of the support we can provide them upon returning home. This includes cutting out the red tape that impedes veterans from filing for UI benefits in the convenience of their home just like everyone else.”
The bill (A-3508) would expand current law to require the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to permit online application for unemployment insurance compensation for claimants who have currently been excluded from access online.