There may be a possibility you could get some payments if you go to school part time such as one or two days a week, but it is always best to check first. Contact your local office as they will be able to advise you according to your own personal circumstances. For other information on who can and cannot claim unemployment benefits, contact an expert online:
www.ides.state.il.us/ If you are not able to claim unemployment benefits, there may be other grants or scholarships available to help you financially while you study. The following link has a very useful list of current scholarships available to students in the Illinois area:
www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scho Students may also be able to get financial help by applying for a Public Grant, however all applicants must be current residents of Illinois. These can be found by following the link:
publiceducationgrants.com/public-education-grants-in-illinoi Of course, students may also be able to earn some extra money by taking on a part-time job in an office or a restaurant. This may also give them a great opportunity to gain some much needed work experience to add to their resume. Consequently, this could have benefits for them when leaving school and looking for a job. Students should also speak to their school’s career service as it may run internships in partnership with businesses in the local area.