Unemployment Benefits Extension and Contract Work
I have few questions I would like to ask. I live and work in California. I was let go by my company in June 2009 (after more than 6 years). I received maximum UIB and it will be exhausted by the end of the year. I've been trying to find job but haven't gotten any luck so far.
1. I read from EDD website that first and second extension will be extended automatically. Can somebody verify this? Is there anything I should do? Will I receive the same amount as my current UIB? Since this will be my first extension, I'm quite nervous because I don't want any lapse time between UIB I currently receive and the extension, as it's already hard on us.
2. I'm looking at a job. The job is a contract job, on 1099 and last for 6 months only. Will this have any effect when I file for UIB once the contract ends? Will I still be able to get UIB? Should I accept the job if offered?
Thank you in advance for all your help.
I certainly understand your concerns.
I've have been getting a lot of questions about extensions, but as I've said .. it's an area I just don't have much experience in because the extensions we are experiencing currently are unprecedented.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite anyone out there with some experience getting California unemployment extensions to jump in here and discuss this.
But I can form some questions based on what I have been hearing, which would be of concern to me if I were in your position.
1. I would want to verify that if I took a 6 month 1099 position that it would be in what CA considers covered employment
or if it would be considered self employment.
This could be important because even when you are collecting extensions a new benefit year needs to be established when the previous one ends .. I believe.
The question I have is if you are working at the time a benefit year ends and therefore unable to file a valid claim .. what happens when that temporary employment ends and it wasn't covered employment (meaning an employer was paying UI taxes on it). You might not be able to qualify monetarily for another unemployment claim.
I've also heard from people that extensions have different qualifying formulas which could be a problem irregardless it the temporary employment was covered or not.
I wish I could reassure you, but it's all very confusing and the information out there is limited.
So here's a couple links to some other websites that may help you find more information on the subject.NELPOpenCongress.org