Supplementary Weekly Unemployment Benefits
In order to reduce hardship during unemployment in the winter months, Local 1298 will give members a supplement check for up to $100 per week in which the member is collecting Unemployment. For each week that a laborer receives an unemployment benefit check from the New York State Unemployment Insurance Fund for weeks ending from December 1st to April 30th of any year, he/she will be eligible to receive this benefit. Not to exceed (15 weeks) or up to $1,500 between December 1st to April 30th. If the State Unemployment benefit is for less than 5 days of unemployment, the supplementary benefit will be $20 per day of unemployment. The benefit is limited to periods of unemployment in the heavy constriction laboring industry under the jurisdiction of Laborers Union No. 1298 for employees who are eligible under the Local 1298 Plan.
New York State Unemployment Website: https://www.labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm
Receiving the Benefit
For members receive this benefit, they must print out payment history through the Unemployment website under “View Payment History” or receive a print out from an Unemployment Office. (See below) To process this, the Fund Office will need the first page showing Members Name and the last four of the social AND the payment history which shows the weeks that the member collected as well as the amount receive.
Patchogue Office: 160 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Hicksville Office: 301 West Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY 11801
To submit Claim History: Fax to (516)489-0369, mail to 681 Fulton Ave Hempstead, NY 11550 Attn: SUB or e-mail to
Checks are mailed out once a week; they may not be picked up under any circumstance.