Can I Claim Partial Benefits?

You may claim partial benefits when:

  1. You are still employed by your regular employer but are working less than your normal full­time hours, if
    1. Your earnings during a week are less than 1 1/4 times your weekly rate and you work less than full­time; and
    2. Your reduced hours are due to lack of available work, and not to any other cause­­such as illness, disability, vacation leave, or personal reasons.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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