Now that you have unemployment benefits, don’t get too comfortable! Many people lose their unemployment daily by not following directions. Keeping your unemployment requires you to do several things like look for a job and report to your case worker regularly. Continue reading to find out what will reduce or end your benefits.
Your unemployment check will be reduced if:
- You collect a pension, including a Social Security
If your weekly pension amount is equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount, you won't receive any unemployment benefits.
- You still receive severance pay from your employer
Your check will be reduced based on the amount of the severance pay.
- You owe child support
Your check may be cut by 25% if you owe child support. That money will be used for your child support payments.
- You get wages from another job
You can still get unemployment benefits if you have a part-time job, but the amount will be reduced based on your income.
You can lose your benefits if you don't do the following:
- Register as directed with a job service
Your case worker will tell you when and where you need to register.
- Report each week, or as often as you're told to
These meetings are important because they help your case worker track your progress.
- Actively look for a job and have proof that you're looking Unemployment Benefits are temporary. You must look for a job so you can get off of unemployment as soon as possible.
- Attend a training course, if you’re told to
Training courses will give you job training. This training will help you find a job faster.