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Old 12-15-2008, 07:48 PM
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I'm being laid off from work next week (Merry Christmas, huh?). I know someone who was also laid off some time ago. He has also been partially working. He had started a corporation and works as a consultant in spurts (not steady). I would say he may make up to $1000 per month. When he applies for his continued unemployment benefits he does check the "yes" box that he is getting money this way. He has not tried to hide it. They never ask how much and his checks continue. Does anyone know anything about this? Is there a loophole here? I know that once I start collecting I can earn about $80/week gross without affecting my unemployment. But if I start a company I can get more that way?

I've been sending out my resume for a couple of weeks and not even a call or email to say it was received. It doesn't look like I'll find something soon and I can't live on the unemployment alone.

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:35 PM
Location: Maryland
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If someone admits to an extra income while collecting government benefits, the government will ask how much. So, I'm guessing that your friend omitted a couple of facts in his story. Anyway, when the feds find out about their mistake, your friend will get a bill to be repaid immediately.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:59 AM
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Default Working part-time

I've been out of work for two years. Fortunately, I found a part-time job last September. Unfortunately, when my benefit year ended, I was told that I don't qualify for UI benefits. So know, all I have to live on is part-time earnings. According to the law, if you work part-time, and your benefit year ends, you can't collect. Seanator Kerry from Mass. and Senator Jack Reid from RI, tried to add an amendment to the jobs bill that would eliminate that loophole. Unfortunately, it didn't make it through the House.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:13 PM
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Is any work better than no work? Not for unemployment benefits. / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
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