How will my unemployment benefits be affected if I take a temporary job?
If you begin a temporary job and are earning more than the weekly benefit amount, you would need to stop certifying. If you are working and earning less than the weekly benefit amount you can still certify, but you will need to report your wages each week. These wages are reported in the week you earn them regardless of when they are paid out to you.
Will I have to reapply for unemployment once the temporary job ends?
You will need to file an additional claim since you would have a new separation. This would allow you to report the temporary job and new separation information.
Will my unemployment benefits resume after the job ends?
Once the temporary job ends and you file an additional claim, you can begin certifying again. The new separation will need to process to determine eligibility.
Is a temporary job considered a new job?
A temporary job is considered a new job and would need to be reported in your employment history.
Will there be a waiting period again?
If you have already served the waiting week at the beginning of the claim, there will not be another one.
Will the same base period be used to calculate the unemployment weekly benefit I can receive?
As long as the claim is still within the benefit year the base period and wages would be the same.
Will my weekly benefit change?
The benefit amount would not change since it is the same benefit year and base period.
How do you decide what the base period is?
The base period is determined using the first 12 months of the 15 months prior to the quarter of the claim being filed. The base period and wages used will stay the same as long as you are in the same benefit year as the original claim.
Could I be denied benefits on a new application if I need to complete a new application? If so, why could it be denied?
There is a possibility you could be denied if the new separation is not approved, but you would need to file an additional claim and let it process to see. As long as the separation is only due to the job ending, it should process as normal.