Originally Posted by bobkatz31
So if I can't get a job yet, and I am thinking of doing 1099 work to make some money, will I lose my benefits?
Is this considered a job?
And if so, how about if I don't see the money for some time, do I lose the benefit when I get paid for the work?
Or would I be better sitting on my butt and just waiting until something comes if it ever does?
Be careful. I am in Texas too, I tried to do some freelance work. I finally scored one small project. It paid $75. I paid $150 to join the site that allowed me to get the project, so I didn't make any profits. When you file your benefits and you are self-employed (which is what 1099 is considered as), you are supposed to report profits over expenses. I reported zero profits, but that I did work. Long story short, they tried to say I got a job and then separated from it. My benefits got put on hold. It turned into a big mess for THREE hours of work that I didn't make anything from! So now I will not do contract work. So I would be careful if I were you. Unfortunate that the system punishes people for trying to work or better themselves, but it does.