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Can you receive partial unemployment benefits if you are working at a 40hr a week job but only getting about 15hrs a week?

Question about Partial unemployment benefits.


My husbands employer is a 40 hour a week full time job, but he is only getting about 16 hours a week, can he apply for unemployment benefits to make up the difference of what he is not receiving? Or is his employer required to pay them a 40hr week whether or not there is work for them that week since this is a "FULL TIME" job?


Hi,

No, an employer does not have to pay for 40 hours if you do not work for 40 hours.

But under your husbands circumstances he should certainly file a claim and try to get partial unemployment benefits for the time he isn't working due to a "lack of work".

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