Can I get partial unemployment if I take a part-time job? I live in California.
I worked a full-time job when I was laid off. On my unemployment form it says that I am to look for a full-time job. I found a part-time job. Does this mean that I will receive some wage from unemployment while I work this job? I have tried to call EDD but I just keep getting incompetent representatives. They tell me to call back and to HOPE to get a representative that can access the system to answer my question. It would be great if I can get an answer here. Thank You
No problem, I explain partial unemployment benefits all the time.
If you take the job and continue to file claims and report your earning from the part time job, California will disregard the first $25 or 25 percent of your earnings (whichever is greater) and then reduce your weekly benefit amount dollar for dollar of the remaining earnings.
If after they disregard the 25 percent and you have earned less than your WBA, you’ll get a benefit which when added to your adjusted earnings will equal your WBA.
You wouldn’t get any unemployment benefits if your part-time earnings exceed your weekly benefit amount, but because they disregard 25 percent there is the potential to earn at least that much more per week.
Just keep filing the continued claims .. even if you earned too much .. you never know if the part-time gig will last and you don’t want to miss an extension and then have to have a new claim with a new base period, which would be computed on part-time wages. You won’t lose any money you were found eligible for .. it will just last longer with the part-time job.
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