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In Illinois Will Unemployment Benefits Pay If I Go To School?

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This will depend on whether you wish to return to school on a full or part-time basis. It is probably unlikely you will be able to receive unemployment benefits if you are going to study full time as technically you are not available for work and are not actively seeking it. Unemployment benefits are designed to assist people who are actively looking and applying for jobs and as a student you are unable to commit to a full-time job search.
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.
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If you were going to school full time, you would then be considered not be available for work. There may possibly be some programs available through the department. I would check with your local office or ask about going to school part time. If you are in school only 1 or 2 days a week, you are just not available those days, but should then be eligible for unemployment the days you are not in school.

Check with your local office. They are there to help you.
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From my experience, no you cannot receive unemployment benefits if you are a student.
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As long as you sign a paper saying you are willing to drop classes that conflict with you getting a job, they will allow you to collect it. You also have to actively seek a job and all the normal stuff.

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If you going to school part time they will or in a state training program.
If going to school full time don't think so.

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