Illinois: Would part time job prevent me from getting maximum unemployment benefit
I live in Illinois. I have a full time job (about 80K) and also a part time (30 hrs per/week - about 30K, no benefits) job. If I'll be fired from my full time job will I still be eligible for unemployment? I know that if I would not have that part time job I would get a max amount for unemployment in case of lay off. Would this amount be less because of that part time job? Does it make sense for me to quit a part time job now while I'm still have my full time (just have a strong feeling that they will lay off me very soon)
Thanks in advance!
Yes, having the part-time job would have an effect on your weekly benefits amount. How much I don't know for sure .. but I'm leaning toward it canceling out your benefits.
If someone only made 42510 dollars a year they will get max benefits in Illinois (Illinois's max benefit amount is anywhere from 385-534 a week (IL has dependent allowances).
Max benefits only pay at a rate of 27768 a year.
I wonder when you would quit and what your reason for quitting would be.
Now since I'm a little unclear about when you would quit the PT job .. let me elaborate on what quitting the PT job after being fired or laid off from the FT job would do .. disqualify you from benefits .. Benefits are decided on the separation from the most recent work.
You can research decisions on the IL unemployment website in the Illinois Unemployment Law Handbook.