Partial Unemployment Benefits while working part time


You can work part-time and still receive partial unemployment benefits. It is possible to accept temporary part-time work without losing all unemployment benefits. As long as you continue to meet your responsibilities for receiving benefits, you may be able to earn wages from part-time work and still collect a partial benefit (including the weekly federal $300) while building up to your normal weekly hours.

You can use this Excel sheet to help calculate how many hours a week you could work and still collect partial benefits based on your weekly earnings:

Download the Excel spreadsheet


There is also a video that explains how a partial benefit works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ix3-614tU8