why was I denied if I was working for two employers 7 days a week summing up 41 hours and one of them laid me off and ended up with 16 hours by the other employer?
(San Juan PR)
I was qualified monetarily. I lost 25 hours when laid off by one of my employers and went from 41 hours total per week between the two employers to 16 hours from only one. I don’t understand the denial of benefits.
I don’t really know why Puerto Rico denied benefits, but the first place I’d look for the potential problem would be to find out if the hours you are still working and I assume, reporting, are enough to cancel out any partial unemployment benefits.
I would look first in Table 3-8 of the monetary chartbook because it compares state partial benefits and provides you with the “disregard amount” for the wages you earn in each week.