If your work hours are reduced, you may be eligible for partial benefits provided:
- Your weekly earnings are less than twice your weekly benefit amount;
- You include your weekly earnings in your payment requests; and
- You are still looking for full-time work each week.
To estimate your partial benefit amount, enter your regular weekly benefit amount and your anticipated weekly gross (before tax) earnings below.
Remember, in UI, week runs from Sunday through Saturday.
Your weekly benefit amount will not be reduced if you earn less than 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount. For example, if your weekly benefit amount is $106, and you earn $26.50 or less in a week, your benefit amount will remain $106 for that week.
If you earn more than 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount in any week, your benefit amount will be reduced by $0.50 for each dollar earned (over 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount). For example, if your weekly benefit amount is $106, and you earn $150.80 in a week, your benefit amount for that week will be $44. Calculate your total gross earnings at your actual rate of pay and round down to the next full dollar amount.
Receiving partial benefits works like a checking account - you have a maximum benefit amount (MBA) of money you can receive. You can withdraw the money in various amounts not to exceed your weekly benefit amount (WBA) over the one-year time period of your claim. However, you must continue to qualify from week to week to receive benefits.