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I live and work in NJ. My boss told me today, he may have to put us parttime. For unemployment, is it better to collect part time pay or collect full unemployment? I have every intention on enjoying my summer. For the first time I will collect in 14 years.
I am working full time. I will not quit my job. But i dont want to work part time and receive unemployment part time. What happens when I lose my job in all? Will I still b eligible for unemployment. So many questions. Lol
- ?Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
It depends on which state. Florida has the lowest unemployment benefits in the country at only $275 per week. Some states are $400 or more.
Find out what the benefits amount is for your state, and if they are more than what your part time job pays you can file. The Unemployment office (DEO) will give you the difference between what you make and what you would get in benefits. So if you only make $300 part time and UE pays $400 per week, you will be eligible for $100 per week from DOE. Of course you have to report your earnings every week and fulfil any other requirements to remain eligible (which usually consists of applying for full time work).
But if your part time job pays more than unemployment, I would definitely keep the job.
- JudyLv 78 years ago
If you're laid off totally, you'd likely get unemployment. If your hours are cut, you might be eligible for partial unemployment, depending on how much they're cut.
Unemployment's purpose is not to just let you enjoy your summer though.
- Ryan MLv 78 years ago
You won't be collecting "full unemployment" if you quit because of the reduction in hours. Hope you know that.
- troLv 78 years ago
since your employer has cut your hours, this means you are entitle to 'partial' unemployment
you would not be eligible for any unemployment if you quit
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- SlickterpLv 78 years ago
You don't get to choose which you collect. If they reduce you to part time, you are eligible for PT UE. If you leave your job, you don't get any UE.
- Cathi KLv 78 years ago
You can apply for underemployment but it is not a guarantee.