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Concerning the $600 supplement

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    I want to be a useful body now that I am currently Laid off from my place of employment.

    Can I start a part time job and still collect the $600 supplement.

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    It greatly depends on your state. Every state has their own rules and standards regarding part-time work. Most states provide partial unemployment compensation to part-time workers. Also, the federal CARES Act states that part-time workers are eligible to receive benefits. I don't see anywhere where they wouldn't receive the $600 supplement.

    From the DOL:

    To be eligible, among other requirements, individuals must demonstrate that they are otherwise able to work and available for work within the meaning of applicable state law, except that they are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work because of COVID-19 related reasons.

    What state do you live in?

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    It does depend on the state, because different states have different maximum hours you can work before you no longer qualify for unemployment. But most states will allow you to have a part time job and look for full time work while getting unemployment. And the Cares Act makes it to where you do not have to be currently looking for full time work at all to continue getting benefits. Its actually outright discouraged.

    So it depends on your state, sure. But also the work. How many hours are you looking for? You could consider doing something that doesn't earn income. Like volunteering at a non-profit and helping out that way.

    Preferably look for work you can do remotely, from home, to be in compliance with stay at home regulations and social distancing. Depending on your location. That way you get financial help and have something to do with your time, and don't have to worry about the red tape of it all.

    But if you do find part time work outside of the house, like essential worker type stuff (Amazon and Walmart are hiring for example) I would aim for minimal hours and check with your state's unemployment site to see what the max amount of part time work you can get is, before you no longer qualify.

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    I live in Georgia.

    I figured at least 20 hours.

    But I’ll be collecting unemployment from Florida since my full time job is in Fl that i was laid off from.

    I just dont want to lose out on the Supplement income

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    Is working and getting that supplement if i stayed under Florida’s $275

    With their grace amount of $58

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    Steve Wrote:

    Is working and getting that supplement if i stayed under Florida’s $275

    With their grace amount of $58

    So I just found this, which in conjunction with other research seems to confirm that as long as you don't exceed the weekly amount you get from the state, you can work a part time job and still collect. And even if you do exceed it some weeks, it just means that you can't claim for that given week.

    Q. Will I be eligible for unemployment insurance while working part-time and how will it affect my claim/benefits?

    If your gross earnings for a claim week is equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount, no unemployment compensation benefits will be paid to you for that week. You do not lose the benefits - the benefits are just not paid for that week. The benefits remain as available credits.

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    If you’ve exhausted unemployment benefits and told you can’t reapply until August do you qualify for an extension, emergency extension due to pandemic?
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    GMom Wrote: If you’ve exhausted unemployment benefits and told you can’t reapply until August do you qualify for an extension, emergency extension due to pandemic?

    Yes. Once your state implements the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (ie expanded unemployment benefits due to COVID-19) then you get an additional 13 weeks of unemployment added to your state's max weeks. And you should also get the extra $600/wk on top of whatever you qualify for with your state, until July 31st.

    What state are you in?

    Most states are implementing new PUA rules as early as today, or in the next week or two.

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    Alabama
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    I am In new Jersey and currently collecting unemployment benefits as a result of covid-19. As it's near impossible to get ahold of someone at DOL. I was wondering if I have to re apply or update my claim in order to receive the $600 extra per week bc of the stimulus. Also have there been any confirmed stimulus checks received
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    Duke of york Wrote: I am In new Jersey and currently collecting unemployment benefits as a result of covid-19. As it's near impossible to get ahold of someone at DOL. I was wondering if I have to re apply or update my claim in order to receive the $600 extra per week bc of the stimulus. Also have there been any confirmed stimulus checks received
    You won't have to reapply. Those currently on unemployment in NJ will automatically get the enhanced benefits. This article from nj.com says it will be a separate payment, that should start arriving for most on April 14th.
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    I was hired and officially accepted a position as a Census field worker. However, I was never able to start due to the Covid-19 pandemic putting the Census on hold. The online unemployment application for Oklahoma says that I would need to work 15 days for my most recent employer in order to qualify for unemployment. I am confused because I also read a news article on nbcnews.com that states, "If you were scheduled to start a job but lost the job or are unable to get to it as the result of the coronavirus, you'll be eligible." (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1169846)

    Is NBC News correct that I should be eligible for the $600 weekly check under the CARES Act?

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    Keely Wrote:

    I was hired and officially accepted a position as a Census field worker. However, I was never able to start due to the Covid-19 pandemic putting the Census on hold. The online unemployment application for Oklahoma says that I would need to work 15 days for my most recent employer in order to qualify for unemployment. I am confused because I also read a news article on nbcnews.com that states, "If you were scheduled to start a job but lost the job or are unable to get to it as the result of the coronavirus, you'll be eligible." (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1169846)

    Is NBC News correct that I should be eligible for the $600 weekly check under the CARES Act?

    Interesting. I am seeing the same thing too. Yahoo! is reporting it as well.

    So the problem is the Cares Act allows unemployment expansion in all kinds of ways right now if you were displaced from work due to Covid-19. But it doesn't necessarily require it just yet. It's up to the states to interpret the federal guidelines and put them into action right now. Which is still a work in progress.

    You should be eligible in theory it seems, but it is up to Oklahoma to implement the changes. Most states are implementing the enhanced unemployment benefits this week or next. Maybe OK is just now about to change that restriction?

    Did you try to submit the application anyways? Did you get denied? If you have the time I would go ahead and submit if you can and then try again next week too, to see if that requirement changes.

    In my home state of Texas, they say this:

    The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), encourages individuals previously deemed monetarily ineligible for unemployment benefits to reapply online starting Sunday, April 5, 2020. This date marks the beginning of a new quarter and as such the base period for unemployment benefits and those previously ineligible may now qualify.

    Unemployment benefit eligibility is based on past wages, job separation and ongoing eligibility requirements. Currently past wages are calculated on a base period of October 2019-September 2019. However, starting on April 5, 2020, the base period changes to January 2019-December 2019. If you were denied unemployment benefits due to insufficient wages and worked during the January 2019-December 2019 base period, please visit the unemployment benefit services portal to reapply online.

    I tried to find the same thing on Oklahoma's site, but haven't yet. Will let you know if/when I do. But I have to assume its the same thing for your state. Meaning the base period reset a few days ago or this week sometime. And you should look to reapply now or next week.

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    @Keely

    I know those articles say you should be eligible but all I am seeing is that you won't be. At least at the moment.

    AARP Answers: Unemployment and the Coronavirus

    Can I get unemployment benefits because I lost my job due to the coronavirus?

    In general, unemployment benefits are meant as a way for people who are temporarily out of work, through no fault of their own, to support themselves while they look for a job. If you weren't fired for cause or didn't quit, you would meet the basic requirement for eligibility for unemployment benefits. But you still need to meet certain standards set by your state, such as the length of time you held the job and/or an income minimum.

    Do I have to earn a certain amount of money or work for a certain period of time on the job I lost to qualify for unemployment?

    Most states have an earnings threshold you must have met on the job you lost in order to claim unemployment benefits. Check with your state for the minimum amount of earnings required. Some states also set a minimum amount of time you must have worked for that employer.

    That was my initial suspension. Its still up to the states. And OK does have a minimum they require. I do not know why NBC or Yahoo! doesn't clarify that. But to be 100% certain I would try contacting Oklahoma Unemployment. They suggest using the Virtual Agent on the site (the box in the bottom right hand corner, a virtual chat it looks like). They say phone calls are reserved for people without internet access. See if someone on there can answer for sure. But there is no real harm in applying now and a week or so from now, just to see.