Unemployment benefits while working? (Alabama)?

So, I was furloughed from my part-time job due to Covid-19. After that I filed for unemployment and started receiving benefits. I recently returned to my part-time job, and from what I understand, I can continue to receive unemployment benefits while I am working as long as it is less than $275 (ignoring the additional stimulus check) a week. When i do the weekly certification, it does ask me If i worked for pay. I say yes and it asks me my gross pay. I enter that in and it is subtracted from the weekly benefit I receive. Now, I am seeing all over the place that when you go back to work you are required not to file for unemployment (the weekly claim), otherwise it is fraud. yippee. I have one half telling me that I am able to keep filing weekly, because I make less than $275 each week, as long as I put in my gross pay (which I have been). I have the other half telling me to stop, it's fraud. What on earth do I do? 

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  • 9 months ago
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    Keep claiming, until you start working full time, and then stop claiming.

    If you are putting in your pay and it's subtracting it and sending you some money, that means that it's okay to claim when earning the amount you put in.  If it was fraud to claim when working even an hour a week, then it wouldn't be doing the subtraction.However, and this is important to know, it is fraud if either (a) You don't put in what you earn (so it doesn't subtract what it should), or (b) you are working full time.

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Follow your state's law.

    Unemployment insurance covers reduced hours as well as complete job loss, when it is due to no fault of your own.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    They wouldn't ask you how much you earned if you weren't supposed to file! 

  • 9 months ago

    If you are in Alabama, you could consult your sister-mother and see what she thinks your uncle-dad thinks.

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