Q) I was told when filing for my taxes, if a person receives less than 40 hors per week, they are still entitled to unemployment. May I ask, what is the requirements of hours per week, must a person work in order to receive unemployment? Your attention on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
A) Every state has its own rules on unemployment, including how long you have to work to be eligible, how long can receive unemployment compensation, and how much money you’ll get. In most states, however, eligibility for unemployment benefits depends upon how many hours the individual has worked, and how much income the employee has earned in his or her base period. A base period is a one-year period, usually defined as the first four of the last five completed quarters.