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Does unemployment benefits in Indiana stop as soon as you start a job or after you get your first check

by david
(Indiana Unemployment Benefits)

Does unemployment benefits in Indiana stop as soon as you start a job or after you get your first check




Hi David,

When it stops .. is pretty much the same for all states.

You are no longer eligible for unemployment benefits in any week you are no longer "totally unemployed", but fully employed or at least earning enough now to wipe out any possible partial unemployment benefit amount.

It makes sense if/when you realize that when you do file for a week of benefits you are required to report any earnings for that specific week whether paid yet for that week or not.

But your question does raise a valid point because sometimes when you start a new job .. you may still be partially unemployed for one week or even more if the new job is not full-time employment.

Totally unemployed means .. you're not working period .. in any given week you file and all established WBA's start with the assumption of total unemployment.

"Partially unemployed" is generally considered to be working less than 32 hours a week, but whether you will be able to collect any benefit or not is entirely dependent on specific state qualifying formulas for partial unemployment benefits.

See Table 3-8

Source is the DOLETA State Law Comparison Chartbooks.

If you start a full-time permanent job on Friday and then have the weekend off before your first full week, you would still be partially unemployed the first week you became employed.

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