Q) 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) Yes, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are forced to close your business due to your partner’s physical inability to work. The amount of benefits you receive will depend on your state’s unemployment laws and your earnings.
To file for unemployment benefits, you will need to contact your state’s unemployment agency. You can find the contact information for your state’s unemployment agency on the website of the U.S. Department of Labor.
When you file for unemployment benefits, you will need to provide information about your employment history, your earnings, and the reason you are unemployed. You will also need to provide information about your partner’s physical inability to work.
The unemployment agency will then determine if you are eligible for benefits. If you are eligible, you will receive a weekly benefit payment. The amount of your benefit payment will depend on your earnings and the state you live in.
You can receive unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks in most states. However, the length of time you can receive benefits may be shorter if you have not worked for a long time or if you have a high income.
If you are forced to close your business due to your partner’s physical inability to work, you should contact your state’s unemployment agency to find out if you are eligible for benefits.