New York, NY asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for New York

Q: Can I get my unemployment benefits if I just applied for work permit renewal?

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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
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  • Tarrytown, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: An immigration lawyer is probably the best person to address your question since those of us who do not practice immigration law are unaware of laws governing work permit expiration or at what point it is mandatory to renew your work permit, consequences for allowing a work permit to expire if that happened, etc.... My understanding is that if you were authorized to work during your base or alternate base periods for calculating earnings in New York then you should be entitled to claim benefits under New York State Law.

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You must have a valid work permit or any immigration status that allows you to work to request unemployment benefits. You must be authorized to work at the time you apply for the benefit, throughout the time you receive the benefit, and also during the “base period” prior to your application for this benefit.

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