Can You File For Unemployment If You Only Work Part Time And Are Laid Off?

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James Harden answered
"There are certain factors that can mean that you would be less likely to be eligible for unemployment benefits. These factors will not always stop people for obtaining unemployment benefits, however, they will increase your chances of not being eligible should any of them apply to you:
A) Voluntary Separation. If you were fired by your last employer, or you lost your job due to some kind of disciplinary matter, then you may not qualify for unemployment benefits. Seeing as, in this particular case, you were laid off due to the current economic climate, you should ok for passing this stage, however, if you wish to learn more, then I recommend contacting you local unemployment office. This may be part of your state/county council.

B) Ability of work. You must be willing and physically able to work. You must also be able to prove that you are actively seeking work. If for some medical reason you cannot work, then you must apply for 'disability insurance instead' as unemployment benefits will not cover you if this is the case.
C) Wage Credits. You must have earned wages during the unemployment base period that immediately proceeds the period that you file unemployment for.  The unemployment base periods are as follows:  Jan-Feb-Mar, Apr-May-Jun, Jul-Aug-Sep, and Oct-Nov-Dec. The image at fileunemployment.org/base-period-unemployment shows that if you file your claim in July, August or September of this year, then the base period that you must show you earned wages in is April through to June of the same year.

These are the main reasons why you would be rejected from having unemployment benefits and as, from your description, you seem to have none of these factors that could endanger your application, I would judge that you could file for unemployment, and you shouldn't be rejected for any of the reasons I have outlined above.
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Anonymous answered
Of course you can I am getting unemployment from my part-time job right now!!:)
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You have to find out from the unemployment office what your weekly benefit amount is or will be. For example if its $300 and you work 20 hours making $10/per hour your gross wages would be $200, so... You would get $100 of unemployment benefits for that week.
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My hrs have been cut to 20 hrs a week from 35 hrs.
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Anonymous answered
Yes or at least in Ohio you can. I worked part time and was still eligible for unemployment. The guidelines for unemployment go by how much $ you make per week not buy your hours.
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Anonymous answered
Yes you can work under 40 hours and it can't be more then your  Unemployment
weekly
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Anonymous answered
Can I file for Unemployment  sence I'm a predicator for the School. I'm off tell August 23,2010.for Summer Vacation. What or how can I file?
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Yes you can ,because that is your own money that you getting back.
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Kristy Lehman Richardson
No - this is not your own money that you are getting back. The employer is the one who pays into Unemployment and Workers Compensation. The only deductions employees deal with are FICA, Medicare, Federal, State. Local and occasionally School District taxes.
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NASSY NASCARNUT answered
I am quite certain one must be declared a full-time employee to rec. Such benefits...sorry love......‚ô•nassy
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Kristy Lehman Richardson
In order to receive unemployment benefits (the original claim when you lose your job) you must have earned an average weekly wage (it used to be around $200) and have worked for the company for a certain number of weeks (I believe it is 20 weeks). There is a look back period of 5 fiscal quarters that they review to see how many weeks you worked and what your average weekly earnings were. If you had been working part-time and earning less than $200 per week - I would say that you will be denied
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Anonymous answered
I have two part time jobs,but I believe I am going to be lay off from one of those jobs. Can I still apply for unemployment
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Annie Black answered
You can apply for partial benefits..if you have enough working quarters in with a high quarter.
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Yves M. answered
Yes, although your weekly benefit amount is not likely to be greater than $200/week.
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Anonymous answered
I work part time. I live in columbus ohio. I was laid off. Can I get unemployment .for the list 6 weeks I work over 40 hr
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Yes you are entitled, because I am on disability but I worked par time, and when I was let go I still qualified and disability my unemployment
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Anonymous answered
Check the web site of your state unemployment office. The answer will be there. You're not getting your own money back. But AnnieB had the best answer re partial benefits.
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Deemarcas Day answered
Perhaps, if they didn't have the business to keep you on, as long as you didn't get fired for just cause, contact your local office.  You won't get much, maybe not even half as much as you were earning, but a little bit til you find something else.

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