Q) I was laid off in September 2020. I immediately accepted a position with an insurance company on a commission only basis. To date, I have yet to draw a paycheck. At the same time I have been receiving almost $800/month that has been an on-going amount from a former insurance job several years ago. Am I eligible for any benefits for this period and ongoing until I begin bringing in a paycheck?
A) With your current income of $800 per month from your insurance company you may qualify for Partial Unemployment Benefits. If you are are earning limited income, despite wanting full-time work? Depending on your situation and location, you may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. In some states, an unemployed worker can sometimes receive partial benefits if they work less than a full week and earn a certain amount of money—and if they meet other requirements.