Legal Assistance of Western New York ®
361 S. Main St., Geneva
Assistance related to claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
NYS Department of Labor
Division for Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who
become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready,
willing, and able to work. You must have sufficient work and wages in
covered employment. In New York State, the money for unemployment
insurance benefits comes from taxes paid by employers. No deductions
are ever made from a worker's paycheck for unemployment insurance.
It is the Department of Labor that determines whether an unemployed
worker qualifies for unemployment.