599 & 599.2
www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/599/OS44I.doc - 3k - 2011-07-20
Section 599 is a provision in the Unemployment Insurance Law that makes it possible for unemployment recipients to receive benefits while attending a training course or program. The training, however, must be approved by the Department of Labor. When training has been approved under this provision, unemployment recipients are excused from the requirement to look for work, and may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits when funding is available. Approval under Section 599 of the Unemployment Insurance Law, however, does not include tuition assistance.
- If training is approved under 599, claimant may be eligible to receive up to 26 weeks of additional benefits (following exhaustion of regular benefits)
- Number of additional weeks of benefits depends on:
- Availability of funding
- At what point in the claim cycle the claimant is accepted into training and/or applies for 599 approval