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Old 02-04-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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In the state of New Jersey...I have a full-time job and a part-time job. Would I be able to collect unemployment if I was laid off from the part-time job while still holding a full-time job? Second question...if I held two part-time jobs and was laid off from one, would I be able to collect unemployment? I've tried repeatedly to talk to someone at NJ Unemployment with no success. Thank you...
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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In the state of New Jersey...I have a full-time job and a part-time job. Would I be able to collect unemployment if I was laid off from the part-time job while still holding a full-time job?

Second question...if I held two part-time jobs and was laid off from one, would I be able to collect unemployment? I've tried repeatedly to talk to someone at NJ Unemployment with no success. Thank you...
1. I would definitely try to open a claim either way but if you are still at the full-time job you have to report earnings and hours worked. Working FT hours may be viewed as not having enough TIME for a job search and interviews, but remember: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

2. If you lost one of two part-time jobs and you met the minimum requirement for number of weeks worked and/or income earned in your base period, and you were able and available for work (more TIME) I think your prospects look better. Current claimants are allowed to work PT so why not you?

3. I could be wrong regarding number 1. and 2.

4. Are you able to get any UI agent on the phone, or just one who actually knows something? The former is an exercise in patience and the latter is that plus sheer luck.

5. You can call ANY of these numbers on this page. http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/claim/obtaininfo.html
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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1. I would definitely try to open a claim either way but if you are still at the full-time job you have to report earnings and hours worked. Working FT hours may be viewed as not having enough TIME for a job search and interviews, but remember: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

2. If you lost one of two part-time jobs and you met the minimum requirement for number of weeks worked and/or income earned in your base period, and you were able and available for work (more TIME) I think your prospects look better. Current claimants are allowed to work PT so why not you?

3. I could be wrong regarding number 1. and 2.

4. Are you able to get any UI agent on the phone, or just one who actually knows something? The former is an exercise in patience and the latter is that plus sheer luck.

5. You can call ANY of these numbers on this page. Department of Labor and Workforce Development | Obtaining Claim Information
I hope you are right about being able to get unemployment after loss of a part time job. I am on pins and needles waiting. I havent been able to find anything online on the DOL website about part time job loss.

I have the unfortunate displeasure of having my benefits calculated way off of what I think it should be based on my earnings but we shall see. I have to ask for an amendment and I wonder how hard that will be. I have all the stubs to back it up.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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In the state of New Jersey...I have a full-time job and a part-time job. Would I be able to collect unemployment if I was laid off from the part-time job while still holding a full-time job? Second question...if I held two part-time jobs and was laid off from one, would I be able to collect unemployment? I've tried repeatedly to talk to someone at NJ Unemployment with no success. Thank you...

Question #1...NO

Question #2..depends on how much you make part time..can get benefits but will have to report PT earning up to a special amount (not sure what that amount is as of now) and anything over that amount will be deducted from your WBA!
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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In the state of New Jersey...I have a full-time job and a part-time job. Would I be able to collect unemployment if I was laid off from the part-time job while still holding a full-time job? Second question...if I held two part-time jobs and was laid off from one, would I be able to collect unemployment? I've tried repeatedly to talk to someone at NJ Unemployment with no success. Thank you...
Probably not if you still have the full-time job. It would also depend on how much you make from the full-time job. You could just apply and find out, if it happens.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I don't know for sure - but I would think logically that as they take you OFF unemployment when you have full time hours, I would doubt you could collect UE for losing the part time job.

That said, at one point when I was working a ft and a pt job, I WAS able to collect ue when I was laid off the ft job, just had to report my earnings from my pt job which made my ue last longer (this was long before the current tiers system, regular 26 wks was it).
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