can I continue getting benefits if I go back to school in texas?
I have been unemployed 3 monthes now. I want to attend a community college (if eligible for grants). I dont want to lose unemployment benefits as it is the only source of income till I find work. I am single with 2 small kids. If I am able to get grants for school, will that need to be reported as income?
It depends .. If you attend school the only way to do this and collect unemployment is for "state approved training" this is done through a states unemployment department. The same one you are required to register for work through. The state is the only one who can let you know what is "approved". One of the programs they offer is WIA (Workforce Investment Act). I know they have grants available, but I'm not sure if programs such as FASFA are included.
Texas does not immediately disqualify you because you are attending school which is not "state approved", but you still must be able and available for work and looking for it. And you must be willing to quit school if suitable work is offered.
So, although I cannot give you a definitive answer, I do know you must be careful.