If you filed for unemployment and received a call shortly thereafter from a private number — pick it up!
Turns out — it’s the unemployment system calling back.
Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Monday that the Department of Labor had called nearly a quarter of a million people over the weekend to continue unemployment applications.
Unemployment is retroactive, so those who are entitled to it — will receive it for the period that they were unemployed — even as the state moves forward toward reopening.
The private number issue is due to DOL employees working from home.
“For the public who is listening right now, if a call comes up and you’re on the list and it’s private, answer it please because that is the Department of Labor calling to finish your process,” Melissa Derosa, Secretary to Governor Cuomo said.
Employees will verify their identity once