web store and unemployment
(san jose, ca)
i have been unemployed for over 2 years after being employed full time for 13 years and going on forth extension in califonia, so here is my question, after looking for any type of job and finding nothing, i opened a webstore recently selling stuff that i hand make,"my hobby".
I haven't really made any money and only spend about 10 to 20 minutes a day making stuff if that...do i have to tell edd that i earned 10 bucks? or if i sell something on ebay?
Good question .. I would report any earnings if I were collecting unemployment from self employment in my state because they use the example of getting paid for babysitting or mowing the neighbors lawn for a handout as something that should be reported.
However, the rules regarding self-employment while collecting unemployment do vary from state to state .. so I think it best you actually take a look at what the California EDD offers as guidance
on odd jobs vs. self employment.