If you appealed an unemployment claim, you have a right to see your records. Here’s how to make a request through the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).
NOTE: Your claim must be under appeal to make this request.
- Go to Open Public Records Act (from NJ.gov)
- Click on State Request Form
- Click on the dropdown menu labeled Choose a Department/County Choose >> Labor
- Click on the dropdown menu labeled Choose an Agency/Division Choose >> Division of Unemployment Insurance
- This will take you to a form that you need to fill out.
- Fill in your contact info, including your email
- For delivery method, select >> email
- Under Max Authorized Cost, put $1
NOTE: If you choose email delivery, you will not be charged
- At the bottom, there is a box where you can write specifics about your request. Be sure to include your social security number there. For example, you can write:
- My SSN is xxx-xx-xxxx. Please provide all documents relating to my unemployment account dating back to *insert date of claim*, including all employer communications, web forms, determinations, and LOOPS screen printouts.
- In two weeks or less, you will receive an email from the DOL-OPRA Custodian with a secure login link to obtain the records. *Keep an eye on your junk mail to be safe*
- Log in at the link provided in the email and download all the documents sent.
NOTE: The documents might come in more than one email.
This information last reviewed: Sep 12, 2022