At the time of being published, the New York Secretary of State is Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales. There are a number of occasions when a member of the public will have to contact the New York Secretary of State. This article seeks to outline these occasions.
Residents of NY State
Need for license
One of these occasions is when the residents of the state of New York need some kind of licence. Such licences may include those for notaries, real estate brokers, private investigators and enhancement professionals. As well as issuing licences to individuals, the Secretary of State’s office issues licences with the view of protecting the public heath of those living in the state of New York.
In relation to such licences, people may contact the Secretary of State when wishing to find out if someone is in possession of a licence.
Furthermore, the members of the public may contact the New York Secretary of State if they are questioning the competence or capabilities of a licensee.
In order to file a complaint form must be filed in and sent to: NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
Complaint Review Office
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
Non NY state members
Members of the public may also need to contact the Secretary of State when they are unemployed. The unemployment office may grant a person, who is out of work unemployment Benefits if they meet the criteria. Such claims may also be made online (see their website for more details). The US Labour Department offers unemployment insurance to provide the unemployed with a temporary source of income.
Requirements for eligibility
Requirements to be eligible for these benefits is that you must not be unemployed through any fault of your own and be willing and able to work.
In particular, their website provides specific information for former government and school employees. A file for unemployment benefits should be made within the first week of being made unemployed. It is advised that a claim is made online via the Benefits Online page. However, claims may also be made via the department’s phone service.
Job search People on a New York job search may also wish to contact the Secretary of State office in search of employment opportunities with the state or local governments. More information about this process and opportunities can be found online.