Table: Partial Unemployment Eligibility by State

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It is possible to work part time and still receive unemployment. This may occur a lot during Covid-19 because businesses are not yet fully re-opening, so while you may be called back to work, it may be at reduced hours so you won't be earning as much as before the pandemic and will need extra money from Unemployment to make ends meet, and especially the extra weekly $600 FPUC. In general, as long as you are entitled to at least $1 of unemployment benefits, you will receive the $600 extra each week. So it is important you study the eligibility requirements of your state as listed in the table below to determine whether or not your part-time income will be supplemented by the unemployment benefits + $600.Jump to table
Note that there may be other eligibility requirements for your state, such as being available for full time work each week. Refer to your state's UI handbook for more information. Every week (or two weeks) you will be required to report your earnings for those weeks, and the state will ultimately determine how much benefits, if any, your part time work entitles you. Jump to table
In the table below, locate the column for your state. The second column has a brief summary about the rules for those states. The third column, "ELIGIBILITY: Earnings must be less than:", tells you what is the maximum you can earn a week to receive benefits for that week. WBA stands for "Weekly Benefit Amount" which is the full amount awarded to you every week before deductions. The last column, "EXCLUSION Amount", also known as the "Disregard Amount", is the amount you can earn before any deductions are made, and anything over that would be deducted from your benefits. Jump to table
For example, in Illinois, if your WBA is $110, if you earn $110 or above that week you would not be eligible for payment. If you earned $75, then the first 50% of your WBA is excluded ($55) and the difference ($20) is subtracted from your WBA and you would get a $90 benefit that week, plus the $600, so your total earnings for the week would be $75+$90+$600=$765. Jump to table

StateSummaryELIGIBILITY: Earnings must be less than:EXCLUSION Amount
AlabamaMust not earn more than WBA.
Earnings exclusion is 1/3 of your weekly benefit amount.
Any earnings greater than that will be deducted dollar-for-dollar from your weekly benefit payment
WBA 1/3 WBA
AlaskaYou can earn one third more than your weekly benefit amount, plus another $50. One fourth of the wages you earn over $100 are excluded, the rest are subtracted from your weekly benefit amount.WBA*1-1/3+($50) 25% wages over $50+($50)
ArizonaWork less than full time
Earn less than the weekly benefit amount plus $30.
Earnings over $30 are deducted from your WBA.
WBA $30.00
ArkansasGross earnings not more than 1.4 times your weekly unemployment rate
Two fifths of your weekly benefit amount are excluded from your earnings, anything over that is deducted from the WBA.
WBA*1.4 40% WBA
CaliforniaThe first 25% of your wages does not count
Anything over that is subtracted from your weekly benefit amount
WBA+(Greater of $25 or 1/3 WBA) Greater of $25 or 25% wages
ColoradoWork less than 32 hours per week
You are entitled to earn 25 percent of your weekly benefit amount before any deductions occur to your benefits
WBA (and less than 32 hours of work)25% WBA
ConnecticutCan work less than full time
The first 33.33% of your wages for a week are disregarded
Anything over that is subtracted from your weekly benefit amount.
WBA*1.5 1/3 wages
DelawareCan work less than full time
Can earn up to 1.5x your weekly benefit amount. Anything over half your weekly benefit amount will be deducted from your payment for that week.
WBA+(Greater of $10 or WBA*0.5) Greater of $10 or 50% WBA
FloridaEarn less than weekly benefit amount
The first $58 you earn are disregarded, anything over that is subtracted from your WBA.
WBA 8 times federal MW
GeorgiaWork less than full time
Earn less than the weekly benefit amount plus $50.
Earnings over $50 are deducted from your WBA.
WBA+$50 $50.00
HawaiiCan not earn more than WBA.
First $150 you earn are disregarded, anything over that is subtracted from your weekly payment.
WBA $150.00
IdahoCan work less than full time
Can earn up to 1.5x your weekly benefit amount. Anything over half your weekly benefit amount will be deducted from your payment for that week.
WBA*1.5 50% WBA
IllinoisEarnings must not exceed the weekly benefit amount.
You can earn up to 50% of your WBA without deduction
Anything over that will be deducted from your Weekly Benefit Amount.
WBA 50% WBA
IndianaEarnings in exces of 20% WBA will be deducted from benefit paymentWBA Greater of $3 or 20% WBA (from other than base period employer)
IowaIf you earn $15 over your WBA you are not entitled to a payment.
You can earn up to one quarter of your WBA without deductions
Anything over that is deducted from your benefit.
WBA+$15 25% WBA
KansasYou are entitled to earn 25 percent of your weekly benefit amount before any deductions occur to your benefits
cannot earn more than your WBA
WBA 25% WBA
Kentucky80% of gross earnings during a week claimed will be deducted from your weekly benefitsWBA*1.25 20% wages
LouisianaWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
The lesser of half your WBA, or $50 are excluded
Anything over that is deducted from weekly payment.
WBA Lesser of 50% WBA or $50
MaineWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount plus $5.
Anything you earn over $25 is deducted from weekly payment.
WBA+$5 $25.00
MarylandWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
Anything you earn over $50 is deducted from weekly benefit.
WBA $50.00
MassachusettsEarnings exclusion is 1/3 of your weekly benefit amount.
Any earnings greater than that will be deducted dollar-for-dollar from your weekly benefit payment
WBA*1-1/3 1/3 WBA
MichiganGross earnings not more than 1.5 times your weekly unemployment rate
If you earn more than $1.00 up to but not equal to your weekly benefit rate in any week, subtract half of your earnings from the payment
If you earn an amount equal to your weekly benefit rate but not more than 1.5 times your payment during a week, Multiply your weekly benefit rate by 1.5 and subtract the total amount you earned to get your new weekly amount
WBA*1.5 For each $1 earned, WBA reduced by 50 cents (benefits and earnings cannot exceed 1.5 WBA). For every week of partial UI benefits claimed, total weeks of benefits payable are reduced by one full week
MinnesotaWork less than 32 hours per week
Earnings less than your weekly benefit amount
50 percent of your earnings will be deducted from benefit amount.
WBA (and less than 32 hours of work) 50% wages
MississippiWork less than 35 hours per week
MDES adds $40.00 to your weekly benefit amount, then subtracts your wages for the week to determine your partial benefits
due to the COVID-19 Emergency, that credit amount is increased to $200.00 for claims filed from May 3, 2020, to June 27, 2020
WBA+$40 $40.00
MissouriYou can earn up to 20% of your WBA without affecting your payments
Anything over 20 percent is deducted from your weekly benefit amount.
WBA+(Greater of $20 or WBA*0.2) Greater of $20 or 20% WBA
MontanaYour weekly earnings are less than twice your weekly benefit amount
Your weekly benefit amount will not be reduced if you earn less than 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount
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).
WBA*2 50% wages over 25% WBA
NebraskaWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
WBA 25% WBA
NevadaMust earn less than weekly benefit rate.
The amount of benefits paid will be equal to the difference between the weekly benefit amount and the earnings, plus 25 percent of the earnings
WBA 25% wages
New HampshireYou can earn up to 30% of your weekly benefit rate
Any amount over that will be deducted from your payment
WBA*1.3 30% WBA
New JerseyYou can earn up to 20% of your WBA without affecting your payments
Anything over 20 percent is deducted from your weekly benefit amount.
WBA+(Greater of $5 or WBA*0.2) Greater of $5 or 20% WBA
New MexicoWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
Anything you earn over one fifth of your WBA is deducted from weekly UI benefit.
WBA 20% WBA
New York4 or fewer hours of work = 0 days worked: No reduction in weekly benefit rate
5 – 10 hours of work 75% of weekly benefit rate
11 – 20 hours of work 50% of weekly benefit rate
21 – 30 hours of work 25% of weekly benefit rate
31+ hours of work 0% of weekly benefit rate
Cannot earn more than the maximum benefit amount ($504)
WBANone. Based on hours worked
North CarolinaWork less than 3 full time days
One fifth of your WBA is disregarded, anything over that is subtracted from your weekly benefits amount.
Week of less than three customary scheduled full-time days 20% WBA
North DakotaWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
Anything you earn over 60% of your weekly benefit amount is deducted from your weekly UI payment.
WBA 60% WBA
OhioYou can earn up to 20% of your WBA without affecting your payments
Anything over 20 percent is deducted from your weekly benefit amount.
WBA 20% WBA
OklahomaWork less than 32 hours per week
First $100 you earn does not count
Any earnings over $100 are deducted from your benefits amount.
WBA+$100 $100.00
OregonWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount.
If you earn more than a third of your WBA, the difference is deducted from the weekly benefit amount.
WBA Greater of 1/3 WBA or 10*state MW
PennsylvaniaYou can earn up to 30% over your weekly benefit rate
Any amount over that will be deducted from your payment
WBA*1.3 Greater of $6 or 30% WBA
Rhode IslandMust earn less than WBA.
You can earn up to 20% of your WBA without affecting your payments
Anything over 20 percent is deducted from your weekly benefit amount.
WBA 20% WBA
South CarolinaYou may earn up to 25% of your weekly benefit amount with no deduction in your benefit payment.
After that, any amount over the 25% is deducted from your weekly compensation.
WBA 25% WBA
South DakotaEarn less than Reemployment Assistance amount
75% of earnings over $25 would be deducted from the weekly benefit amount.
WBA 25% wages over $25
TennesseeEarn less than $275 per week.$275.00None
TexasWork less than full-time
Earn up to 125% of your weekly benefit amount.
Anything you earn over 25% of the WBA is subtraced from your UI compensation.
WBA+(Greater of $5 or WBA*0.25) Greater of $5 or 25% WBA
UtahWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
Anything you earn over 30% of your WBA is subtracted from your benefit
WBA 30% WBA
VermontWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
50% of your wages are deducted from weekly benefit.
WBA*2 (and less than 35 hours of work) 50% wages
VirginiaWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
anything you earn over $50 is deducted from weekly benefit.
WBA $50.00
WashingtonWork less than full time
Earn less than your weekly benefit amount
25% of your wages are excluded, anything over that is deducted.
BA*1-1/3+($5) 25% wages over $5
West VirginiaEarned less than your WBA plus $60
The first $60 you earn is excluded and anything over that is deducted
WBA+$61 $60.00
WisconsinSubtract $30.00 from the gross income
Multiply the remainder by .67 (67%)
Subtract this new amount (including the cents) from your WBR
Round the remainder down to the nearest whole dollar.
This is the amount of partial unemployment benefits payable for the week.
$500 (and less than 32 hrs of work) $30+(1/3 wages over $30)
Wyoming Your weekly benefit amount will be reduced when your earnings exceed half of your weekly benefit amount.
You will not be paid benefits for that week if your earnings equal or exceed your weekly benefit amount or if you work 35 or more hours that week.
WBA 50% WBA


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