I am the president of my corporation in florida and recently have not been able to draw a paycheck for the last 8 weeks due to the economy, do I qualify for unemployement?
I have paid my self on payroll for the last 8 years
I am still working at my business but am unable to pay myself because my gross sales are way less than my business expenses.
I am behind on some of the bills too.
Here's the resource that gives a state by state summary for coverage of corporate officers.Click the current year, then "Coverage" and go to Table 1-7.
This chartbook is located at the USDOL.
Apparently Florida does not have any exclusions for corporate officers.
It won't work because you are not unemployed. You are still working .. even if for nothing.
Partial unemployment requires that a person be working less than full-time and the State of Florida only disregard 8 times the federal minimum wage in earnings before they start reducing a person's weekly benefit amount.
You cannot choose not to pay yourself and expect the state to make an exception to the rule that requires a person be unemployed by definition.