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If I was laid off and qualified for 22 weeks of benefits but then took a 6 month consulting job as an IC

If I was laid off and qualified for 22 weeks of benefits but then took a 6 month consulting job as an IC can I go back and collect unemployment when the consulting job ends?


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Sep 11, 2014
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Few more details please?
by: Chris

What is the name of the state you were collecting from?

IC - Do you really mean you are now a self employed independent contractor that goes out and finds new gigs doing the same or similar consultant type work?

Or, do you mean you accepted temporary employment and the employer told you, you were a self employed IC consultant?

There's a difference you know and some employers have been known to misclassify actual employees as self employed independent contractors to avoid certain taxes.

If you aren't certain, you could do a little self assessment to see what you think. Covered employment .. or self employed.


Regardless, if the gig is up and you get the benefits back, it would be important to know how many weeks of benefits you have left and if they would all fit into what remains of your current benefit claim year.

The date is usually called the BYE for benefits year end date.

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