CA - Am I elgible for unemployment after being self employed for more than 2 years?
by Sam Marks
(Los Angeles, CA)
Got let go summer 2005 after 18 months of being employed.
Always had an LLC on the side for consulting gigs.
I did not apply for unemployement yet, but I am considering it since the economy is so bad and my LLC has not generated any income for more than 9 months. Am I eligible?
No, I do not think you will be eligible. You do not have the necessary qualifying wages
in the base period California uses.
It's the standard .. first 4 of the last five completed quarters.
California has pass a bill which will create an alternative base period, but it does not go into effect until sometime in 2011.
An alternative base period would help you anyway because it does not go back in time but forward making more recent earnings available to base monetary eligibility on.