John Huang
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Navigating Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment experts help debunk myths and clear up confusion in an article from Refinery29: Who’s Eligible For Unemployment? Unemployment insurance is just based on what you did in the prior week, and why. So in the prior week, if you didn't work, and that was because of something out of your control, you're eligible for unemployment benefits

You Could Be Misclassified Usually, if you’re classified as an independent contractor — a self-employed graphic designer, for example — you’re not eligible for unemployment benefits. But some people have an employer and yet are still classified as independent contractors. Depending on the state, the law can override this and say that you’ve been misclassified.

Partial Unemployment Or Reduced Hours If you’re not officially laid off yet but suspect you will be in the coming days or weeks, can you start the process now? Unfortunately, no. “You have to wait until it's clear that you don't have a job

How Much Unemployment Can You Receive? To the surprise of absolutely no one, the amount you can receive weekly varies greatly by state

How Long Can You Receive Unemployment? Most states pay 26 weeks of unemployment benefits.

Remember that unemployment qualifications differ by state so check your local government sites for more information

See full article with ever more details here: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/03/9582336/file-for-unemployment-benefits-during-coronavirus

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Julie Tagliamonte
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Also, you can earn some money while on unemployment, ie you could do gig work. However, you have to claim it the week you earned it. If you go over the allotted amount you can earn in a week, it will reduce your payout. (but would extend your payments potentially as your pool of funds is the same.) I'm only adding this here because I want to make people aware you can earn some income and collect, but you have to watch how much you make. At least this was my experience in MA.

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Vickie Love
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I definitely need money my hrs got cut badly cause of this virus

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gudrun fortner
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I love my last job I could sit and work good, loved stockdale and all my coworkers, miss them, would love a part time job

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Cynthia Abney
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I am unable to take my NCLEX EXAM due to COVID-19

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Thomas Trlica
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Good info

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Kurt Lindbloom
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After much hardship living in Charlotte NC as housing kept going up 20% a year I decided to join my wife after fulfilling a lease obligation back in New Hampshire . I figured finding work would be easy and had no intention of unemployment. While off the media grid 4 days while moving the corona virus went from 10-100 ! I did everything right except the timing and had many employers interested but all but shut down interviewing / hiring processes . NH won’t help as I lived and worked in NC 2-1/2 years . So I applied for NC Beni fits but I voluntarily left my notice there to move to NH . Anything I can do if they decline me ?

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Kurt Lindbloom
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Asking for advice

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Asdrubal Salas
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I was just Uber driver stayed home due to cogí-19

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Kimberly Kemp
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I am Immuno compromised. I had cancer and in remission. Even with the stay at home order being lifted,, I will still be off work per my Dr.. My HR employer said I need to do one or the other. But since they are offering leave pay to me, I may not be eligible for unemployment. I just thought that with the added $ given to those receiving unemployment, would help me out financially. I'm getting very very little for my leave pay. Whats your thoughts on that?

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Dave Staved
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I work at a sales center at a resort we close the sales flier last week of March, however corporate told everybody if we apply for unemployment benefits to put start date April 18, can anybody help me understand why? It’s a commission only job.

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