I only work about 12 hours at my part time job. Will I be eligible to receive unemployment

unemployed_personQ) I have 1 full time seasonal job and 1 part time job. I will be furloughed from my full time job in November 2015 until January 2016. I only work about 12 hours at my part time job. Will I be eligible to receive unemployment if I keep my part time job?

A) Yes, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you work part-time. However, the amount of benefits you receive may be reduced if you are working part-time.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must meet certain requirements, including:

  • You must be able to work and available for work.
  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • You must have earned enough wages in the past to qualify for benefits.
  • You must be able to provide proof of your identity and employment.

The amount of unemployment benefits you receive will vary depending on your state and your earnings. In general, you will receive a weekly benefit amount that is a percentage of your average weekly earnings.

If you are working part-time, your weekly benefit amount may be reduced. The amount of the reduction will depend on the number of hours you are working.

For example, if you are working 12 hours per week and your weekly benefit amount is $200, you may receive $150 in benefits.

You can find more information about unemployment benefits on your state’s unemployment website.

If you are laid off you will qualify for unemployment if you have met your state work hour requirements.

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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