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Old 04-14-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North, Missouri
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Default Need advice - on CA unemployment benefits and Internship

Hi, I would really appreciate advice on my current situation.

Last November of '12 I was awarded the full $450 unemployment benefit from CA EDD, even though I am a Missouri resident. I chose it over Missouri's unemployment as I had an Internship in California in summer of '11 and could choose which state I applied for benefits from.

I now accepted a full-time paid internship in Memphis, TN for 12 weeks starting in May which pays $1480 bi-weekly + $500 housing allowance.

My questions are: how does the EDD treat this Internship? Is my Unemployment going to be put on hold, and resumed when the Internship culminates in August?

Do I still continue to certify with the EDD every two weeks, including in the form how much I made from my temporary job?

And, lastly is this going to impact my benefit amount when the internship is over, and I'm back looking for a full-time job?

Thank you!
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Last November of '12 I was awarded the full $450 unemployment benefit from CA EDD, even though I am a Missouri resident. I chose it over Missouri's unemployment as I had an Internship in California in summer of '11 and could choose which state I applied for benefits from.

So, CA used base-year earnings July 2011-June 2012 for this claim.
  1. How long did this CA internship last?
  2. How many weeks state benefits did this claim provide?
  3. Have you exhausted your CA state benefits?
  4. Are you collecting federal extension (EUC) benefits at this time?
  5. Do you know if your claim qualifies for CA EUC? If not, list total base-year earnings, by quarter, used to establish this claim.
I now accepted a full-time paid internship in Memphis, TN for 12 weeks starting in May which pays $1480 bi-weekly + $500 housing allowance.

My questions are: how does the EDD treat this Internship? Is my Unemployment going to be put on hold, and resumed when the Internship culminates in August?

Because the internship earnings are greater than your unemployment benefit, your claim will be closed. When the internship ends in August, call CA to reopen the claim.

Do I still continue to certify with the EDD every two weeks, including in the form how much I made from my temporary job?

No. If one week goes by without CA paying a benefit, even though you submit the form reporting these earnings, CA will no longer send you claim forms.

And, lastly is this going to impact my benefit amount when the internship is over, and I'm back looking for a full-time job?

Very possibly. CA probably will not reopen the CA claim without asking you to first apply for unemployment benefits in Tennessee. If your internship ends in July/August, TN's Alternate Base Period will consider earnings July 2012-June 2013. TN website provides no information on how TN determines eligibility. TN may want you to apply in Missouri if more of your earnings in that base period are from MO, or open a combined claim using TN/MO earnings.
  1. You will be paid the Tennessee/Missouri benefit first - if you qualify.
  2. Current Maximum Benefit Amount in TN is $275.
  3. When the Tennessee/Missouri benefit is exhausted, you may be able to collect what remains on the California state claim if any benefits remain and your benefit year has not yet expired.
  4. If you have already begun EUC on that California claim, you can resume those benefits when the Tennessee/Missouri benefits are exhausted.
Fwiw, the Tennesse website provides virtually no information on how it calculates benefits.
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