Being forced to close the business, Will I now be able to collect Unemployment

unemployed_personQ) I am an employee of my own business and have had unemployment taxes taken out of all my paychecks.
I am being forced to close the business because my partner is physically unable to work and i cannot do it by myself. I have , however payed unemployment taxes for the 30 years we were in business.Will I now be able to collect?

A) You should be able to collect unemployment benefits if your business closes.

“Based on the wages earned during the regular base period, this determination will indicate the benefit amount you qualify for each week and the number of weeks you may receive benefits.”

General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.



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