City-Data Forum Question for someone who worked part-time while receiving unemployment compensation (receive, claim)
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08-19-2011, 03:38 PM
 Location: Tall Building down by the river 39,605 posts, read 56,692,681 times Reputation: 9451

How does this work? i know that the UC is reduced once you start working part-time but what is the max for part-time hours or income and how much is reduced from uC? I guess that would depend on the part-time money you make.

08-19-2011, 04:53 PM
 Location: Tweakerville (aka Sh**ty Heights), San Diego, CA 14,999 posts, read 30,635,772 times Reputation: 9498
It all depends on the how much money you make.

08-19-2011, 06:20 PM
 Location: Wisconsin 25,091 posts, read 54,059,907 times Reputation: 22042
Each state has its own formula. You are in PA. They calculate the partial weekly benefit rate (PBR) as follows:
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 Partial Benefit Credit You may earn up to 40 percent of your weekly benefit rate in each claim week before your earnings affect your weekly benefit payment. This 40 percent of your weekly benefit rate is your "partial benefit credit." Any amount that you earn over the partial benefit credit earned in a week will be deducted from your weekly benefit rate dollar-for-dollar. When reporting earnings for a calendar week, always give the actual amount of gross earnings. The amount is rounded up to the highest dollar amount (i.e., \$76.07 = \$77) when determining the amount payable for the week. The following example shows how the partial benefit credit works: A person becomes unemployed and applies for UC benefits, and is determined to have a weekly benefit rate of \$200. With a weekly benefit rate of \$200, the partial benefit credit is \$80 (40% of \$200 = \$80). This means that the claimant could earn up to \$80 and still receive the full \$200 in UC benefits for that week.
Complete explanation here:

UC Eligibility

In most states, if you work 32 hours in a week, you are ineligible for benefits.

Last edited by Ariadne22; 08-19-2011 at 06:33 PM..

08-19-2011, 06:36 PM
 Location: Tall Building down by the river 39,605 posts, read 56,692,681 times Reputation: 9451
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 Originally Posted by Ariadne22 Each state has its own formula. You are in PA. They calculate the partial weekly benefit rate (PBR) as follows: Complete explanation here: UC Eligibility In most states, if you work 32 hours in a week, you are ineligible for benefits.
Well that's understandable because 32 hours is pretty much a full time job

08-20-2011, 01:08 PM
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I was gratefully surprised when my 6 month part-time job ended up extending my unemployment. Of course, they allowed me to work only 18 hrs week so I would not lose my benefits. They tried to hire me but then there was (and still is) a hiring freeze.

08-28-2011, 02:15 AM
 Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia 39,024 posts, read 22,264,231 times Reputation: 36018
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 Originally Posted by TVandSportsGuy How does this work? i know that the UC is reduced once you start working part-time but what is the max for part-time hours or income and how much is reduced from uC? I guess that would depend on the part-time money you make.
I worked part-time and received unemployment for nearly a year. Each state is different but here in California, they would subtract 75% of your part-time weekly earnings from the UI weekly amount awarded. Whatever is left over is what you would received from UI. It wound up extending my UI benefits as they would have ran out in 6 months had I collected the full amount.
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