Additional Benefits during Training (ABT)
New Jersey's Workforce Development Partnership (WDP) Program pays up to 26 weeks of Additional Benefits during Training (ABT) to help people complete approved training programs that last past the regular unemployment benefit period. The WDP counselor must approve these benefits before you enroll in a training program. You must inform us of your interest in training within the time limits. The time limit is within 60 days of your last day worked, within 30 days from the time we inform you of the ABT program or within 30 days from the time you and your counselor make an employability plan, whichever date is last. You must also meet other requirements. You cannot be considered for ABT benefits or for a training grant if you enroll in training without working with a WDP counselor. Contact your local One-Stop Career Center for an appointment with a WDP counselor. The address and telephone number of the local One-Stop Career Center can be found at careerconnections.nj.gov.
If you live in another state and are claiming unemployment benefits through New Jersey, you may contact the New Jersey claims office at 1-888-795-6672 if you are interested in these benefits. You can enroll in training in another state with the help of your local career counselors and apply for New Jersey ABT benefits.