Can I File For Unemployment If My Hours Have Been Reduced At Work? Where Should I File Online?

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Anonymous answered
You can , and don't be discouraged by idiots making comments if your employed you can't collect. These people are obviously not feeling what we are going through , they most likely are employers not wanting people to collect. Here in California we have a form called a reduced income statement, I am a supervisor ,and was discouraged sharing this info to my workers so they don't file a claim . The employer has to sign off on this form in order for you to make up the days or hours to make you whole again. Even I was taking hours off until I found this info, don't be discouraged try it .
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I am a part time employee I was getting 20-25 hours a week no I am down to 10 hours a week can I collect unemployment?
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My job has starting to cut back due to lack of work,they have been sending us home, I would like to know if I can file for unemployment for the hours that I will not be getting paid for.
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Hi,

I am an employer in california.  we have cut work hours to 30 per week also many employees have been cut from 40 to 32 hours per week.  we have also laid off employees and cut salaries.

my question is can the employees with reduced hours apply for unemployment to supplement the working hours?  I am in the process of completing a workshare program.  I need to know this info now.  I am making many calls to the edd but not response.

can you help?

cindy

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Hi,

I work for a company as a full time employee working 40 hours for 12 years with same availability for all this years I was told by my supervisor that my hours were going to be cut to 28 hours I ask why is this they told me that is a new system that the company is using to save them money that is working for other companies and they started this month I will like to know what can I do could I get unemployment do to them cutting my hours.
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If I get my hours cut can I collect unemployment
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Hi
I am a full time employee at a assisted living facility in R.I..My hours were cut 8 hours a week.Can I collect unemployment for the 8 hours.
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Michelle Nash answered
When I started my job a year ago today my hours were 9am to 6pm. Then they got changed to 9:15 to 6:15. That was ok. Then another employee showed up then we had to share hours. Even that was ok. After awhile she went on maternity leave and someone filled in for her. She came back from maternity leave and the person who filled in for her stayed there, and now there is three of us. Suddenly, I'm not working much nearly as much as I was when I first started. It seems like the other two employees are getting more than there fair share of hours. One employee quit, and now there's two of us. The other employee is getting more hours than me.I don't think that's fair. Now I am "on call" more frequently than the other employee. So my question is- Can I file for unemployment if my hours are getting reduced at work?
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Yes, this is in California. For other states contact your EDD.

www.edd.ca.gov of Reduced Earnings
The DE 2063 is a form used by employers to certify their employees for partial benefits. Employers can print and complete the Internet version for submission to EDD. The Chinese version is a sample and is to be used as a guide when completing the English version. Please review the DE 4209, Completion Instructions for Notice of Reduced Earnings for more information on partial claims. Also review our FAQ.
DE 2063 - English/Spanish  DE 2063/C/ - Chinese (facsimile)
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Anonymous answered
My company has closed one day a week. Can I collect for that one day? If so how do I do so?
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Can I File For Unemployment If My Hours Have Been Reduced At Work? Where Should I File Online?
I am a full time associate receiving 24 hours a week I unfortunately have to use my sick/personal time and some of my vacation time to make up the missing hours so I can make ends meet.What are my options to filing unemployment for reduced hours
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I have worked a company for 8 years my hours have been cut back to 20 hours a week I have  all was had a full 40 hours  for eight years , con I jet particle unemployement  to help me to my hours get back up they have been 20 hours for the last three month I have used all my vacation time up to get buy
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I don't know where you live,,,but in Michigan if you work 20 hours or less you can file for unemployment.
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Hi, I live at Ky, I work at least 25-30hrs a wk at retail store  and this is my only job, Now, they cut my hrs to 4 hrs every two weeks. Getting $25 take home from your pay check every 2 weeks is not worth it, not mentioning the 5 miles distance from my place. Can I file the unemployment.
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Jack Prince answered
If you are still working full time, you will not be able to collect unemployment compensation benefits. If your hours were also cut, then you may be eligible to receive partial benefits. If this is the case, then file a claim immediately and ask to be backdated the past four weeks you had fewer hours.
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Anonymous answered
My hours at work have been reduced from 40 hours a week to 25..can I get unemployment benefits(california)
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Yes, you can work and claim unemployment at the same time. However, the amount of the two combined cannot be more than you were drawing in unemployment alone. Say you were getting $250 per week in UI. At your job you begin to make $175 a week. Your weekly UI will decrease to $75 so the combined total does not exceed $250. If you make more working per week then you do in UI benefits, you cannot draw on unemployment.
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From my state (MA) here is an answer: My work hours have been reduced. Am I eligible to claim unemployment benefits?
If your schedule of working hours is reduced, you are typically eligible. You can receive a full benefit for weeks when there is no work or a partial benefit for weeks when there is less than the normal full-time schedule. Generally, you must experience a reduction of at least 1/3 of your hours/earnings in order to receive even a minimal benefit but a reduction of that much or more will usually qualify for receipt of some benefit. The greater the reduction the higher the payable benefit. Your actual eligibility cannot be determined until you file a claim.
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My hours been cut to 30 hours can I file unemployment
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Did you ever receive an answer to this question? My hours were just reduced to 30 and I am wondering the same thing.
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I was gettin 36 hours per week and noe im lucky if i get 8. I dont know why they wont just lay me off. I too have filed for unempolyment in hopes that my employer will agree to give it to me.
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Can I claim unemployment if I was working 40 hours a week and now my hours are cut down to 32 now ?
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I am over 50.. I was working full time . Now my hours have been cut to 18 hours over 5 days....    I could not keep up with my Mortgage on my full time wage .  I am sure to lose my home . What can I do?
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I work partime & average 29.5 hours or more a week, however my boss has been cutting my hours down to under 20 per week for over a month e.g. I have only 12 hours next week I cannot survive on this.

I live in Texas & started to file online for a benefit but as I went through the process there was no mention of being able to collect for reduced hours.

Can you please tell me where on the texas workforce commission a person in my situation can file.
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Pipi Cola answered

You can file for partial unemployment, due to reduction of hours at are involuntary, through no fault of your own. You have to keep in mind that the WEA (weekly excessive amount) does not exceed more than what you can earn for the week to eligible. For example if your WEA is $450 and you work less than 40 hrs, but still earn $500, you will NOT be eligible because you went over the WEA.

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If I work on salary and commission,and my commission is a good part of my salary,can I collect unemployment,I use my vehicle to travel job to job and can't afford fuel
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Is Florida a State That Allows you to Collect Partial Unemployment if your Work Hours Are Substantially Cut?
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Yes.I have collected partial unemployment before when my hours were reduced to part time in NJ.I don't know if other states are different.You can call your unemployment office or go to your local office to enquire.The claim is subject to PRIOR years earnings so if you didn't work the last 15 months,you may be out of luck.Try it.The worst they can say is "no",right?
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Suhail Ajmal answered
No you can't until you are unemployed. If you have to quit job then you must have a solid reason for quitting it. You should not left it by your own mistake.
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A program is offered through EDD called "Timeshare." It requires that at least 10% of a department is affected, and hours have been cut by at least 10%.
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My hours have been cut from 37 1/2 hours a week to 22.5 hours a week. I reside in Pennsylvania. Am I entitled to partial unemployment and if so how do I go about applying?
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My employer just told me that my job will be eliminated and they will move me to a different department paying less money. Can I claim partial unemployment in the state of New Jersey:
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Can I File & Collect Unemployment If My Salary Was Substantially Reduced, But Am Still Working?
Just received a substantial pay reduction without notice and would like to be compensated until I can get my budget squared away.
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You can't get unemployment benefits unless you get laid off or quit for just cause. You can get partial benefits if you go back to work part time.
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I live in chicago and I work and my hours have been cut can I file for unemployment?
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I work full time in the summer and now only work about 5-10 hours a week. Can I collect unemployment?
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My employer will be reducing my hours. Can I collect unemployment for lost hours?
I was told that if my hours were cut to 20 hours for now and then in a month or so get laid off totally I will only be entitled to half the benefits. Is this true?
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Anonymous answered
Unemployment is just that it have nothing to do with hours unemployment is for unemployed people not for people who hours have been cut
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Lynette answered
No. You have to be UNemployed, meaning not working, no job, fired by no wrong doing/laid-off/lack of income.
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You can NOT file for unemployment if you are currently working. Unemployment is for those who are unemployed and have no income.
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Anonymous commented
This is not true. Very ill informed, you can file if your hours are reduced either temporarily or pernimently

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