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Old 10-15-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Greetings all, glad I found you!

I'm currently getting $1600 in unemployment benefits in California, I've been offered an entry position of 10 hrs/week, at a very minimum pay scale (Let's say, $10 an hour) to try and get into a start-up company. I have some questions I hope you'll all be able to answer!

-When I first tell EDD about my new part-time job, will they stop my benefits temporarily or schedule a phone interview?
-Does the amount I get paid an hour effect future EDD payments?
-Is the duration of my EDD Effected?
-What would then be my take home pay every month?
-What would happen if that job ended, and I ended up fully unemployed - could I return to the $1600 a month?

Thanks all, I greatly appreciate the input!

~Ferret
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Report your earnings for the weeks when you start work when you submit your claim forms. These earnings are reported as you work, NOT when you get paid. You do not need to notify California. If your earnings exceed their partial benefit rate formula, they will not pay you. When the job ends, call California to reopen the claim.

Whether or not you resume your $400/wk benefit will depend on how long this job lasts and if you are presently collecting EUC - federal benefits. If you are not collecting EUC, you should be able to resume your old claim, assuming your employment does not go past your benefit year end. If you are collecting EUC, those new earnings may qualify you for a new claim.

You have one year from the date of your claim to exhaust your original state benefit monetary determination. So, count your weeks. What have you collected so far, how long will you be working, when does your benefit year end, etc.

CA's partial benefit formula:
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  1. Amount of Wages Although a claimant is required to report to the Department to total gross wages payable, only a portion of those wages affects the claimant's eligibility for benefits under Sections 1252 and 1279.
    If the wages allocated to a week claimed are $25.99 or less, such earnings are disregarded and, hence, have no effect on the claimant's eligibility for benefits. If the wages are between. $26 and $99. 99, $25 of the wages are disregarded and the amount remaining is considered to be deductible. If the wages are $100 or more, 25 percent of the wages are disregarded and, therefore, the deductible earnings would be 75 percent of the total wages.
    When the deductible earnings equal or exceed the claimant's WBA, he/she is ineligible for benefits under Section 1252 since he/she does not meet the definition of an unemployed individual. When the deductible earnings are less than the claimant's WBA and the claimant has worked less than full-time, he/she would be ineligible for full weekly benefits under Section 1279. If otherwise eligible, the claimant would be paid the difference between his/her WBA and the deductible earnings.
    EXAMPLE F
    Claimant F worked less than full time and earned gross wages of $85 during the week ending August 4. F's WBA is $55. The amount of deductible earnings is $60 ($85 minus $25) which exceeds the claimant's WBA. Therefore, F is ineligible for benefits under Section 1252.
    EXAMPLE G
    Claimant G worked less than full time and earned gross wages of $120 during the week ending August 11. G's WBA is $85. The amount of deductible earning is $90 ($120 minus 25% of $120) which exceeds the WBA. Therefore G is ineligible for benefits under Section 1252.
    EXAMPLE H
    Claimant H worked less than full time and earned gross wages of $93 during the week ending August 18. H's WBA is $95. The amount of deductible earnings is $68 ($93 minus $25) which is less than the WBA. Assuming that H meets all other eligibility requirements, the amount payable would be $27 ($95 minus $68).
    EXAMPLE I
    Claimant I worked less than full time and earned gross wages of $200 during the week ending August 25. I's WBA is $166. The amount of deductible earnings is $150 ($200 minus 25% of $200) which is less than I's WBA. Assuming that I meets all other eligibility requirements, the amount payable would be $16 ($166 minus $150).
Total and Partial Unemployment TPU 5 - General
Fwiw, you are not getting $1600/mo. If you are paid $800 every other week, you are receiving $1,733/month ($400/wk x 4.333 weeks = $1,733/month). There are 52 weeks/year, divided by 12 = 4.333 wks/month, or 13 weeks in 3 months.
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