Welcome to the Claim Inquiry application which allows you to obtain the status of your unemployment insurance claim. This application can be used whether you filed your initial unemployment insurance claim by the Internet or by telephone. In order to access your claim information you will need:

  • Your PIN from your current claim, if you have one or
  • Your New Jersey State issued Identification Card or New Jersey Driver's License

Claim Inquiry allows you to obtain information about your claim such as your weekly benefit rate, remaining claim balance, any scheduled appointments and the address of your One Stop Career Center. Information provided to you is the most current available, unless your claim has been updated during the past 24 hours. You will be instructed to return at another time if the most current claim information is not available.

If you require specific claim information such as when your last benefit payment was made or the amount of your benefit payment, please call one of our Claims Inquiry Centers at: (732)761-2020, (201)601-4100 or (856)507-2340. Out of State residents may call (888)795-6672. If you need to speak with a Claims Agent, please call during our regular business hours of: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Please be advised that if your computer is idle for 30 minutes or more, your session will "time out" and all of your information will be lost. If you exit before completing the application, your information will be lost.

Data Privacy and Security


The information collected from your application for unemployment compensation is private data and cannot be released except when authorized by state or federal law, by a court order, or with your permission. The information you and/or your employer(s) provide may be used for New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development purposes and may be used to provide income and eligibility verification between State Agencies administering programs under a plan approved under Title I, X, XIV, XVI as contained in Section 1137 (a)(6) of the Social Security Act. It may be shared with other state and/or federal agencies that determine eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, or other state and/or federal benefits and programs. Your Social Security Number will be validated with the Social Security Administration. If you are not a citizen of the United States, your work authorization in the United States will be verified with the Department of Homeland Security.

Special Security Notice


Precautions have been taken to ensure that the information provided by you in this application are kept private and secure. This online application uses a secure connection. Data submitted using this application is encrypted. You should be aware that by using a shared computer others may be able to view your personal information.