Unemployment benefits: What to know about filing a claim during COVID-19 crisis

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 12:19:40-04

NEW YORK — With nearly 80 million jobs at risk across the country due to the coronavirus crisis, the New York Labor Department's website has been crashing from so many people trying to submit unemployment claims.

Labor and employment attorney Janet Jenness tells people what they need to know about unemployment benefits and tips for successfully filing a claim.

Jenness says the keywords are "patience" and "persistence."