To receive partial benefits, you must
establish monetary eligibility and:
- You must be able to
work and available for work as defined by law.
- The number of hours
you are working or worked during a week must be less than the number of
hours customarily considered full-time for that job and/or employer.
- The reason for
working less than full-time must be lack of work or because the job is
part-time by choice of the employer.
How are partial Unemployment Compensation
Benefits computed? Your payment for partial benefits will be figured by taking
two-thirds of your gross earnings for the week claimed and deducting that amount
from your Weekly Benefit Rate.
example, if your weekly benefit rate for unemployment is $200, and you work 5
hours at $12/hour - then 2/3 of your gross earnings ($60) or $40 would be
deducted from $200, leaving you a check amount of $160. You also still must be
able, available and looking for full time work.
WBR = $200.00
5 hours X $12/hour = $60
$60 – 2/3 = $40
$200 - $40 = $160.00
|You MUST report your gross
earnings* for the week in which you worked the hours (not
for the week you received your paycheck for those hours)
*Gross Earnings: wages you earn
before taxes are taken out. Claimants paid hourly compute
this as the hourly rate multiplied by the amount of hours
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