eleigible again after 6 months of employment?

Regardiing eligibility.

I collected IL unemployment insurance for the full 26 weeks of eligiblity ending in February 2005.

I've been employed since December of 2004 and properly reported those earnings.

If I should lose my current job in June of 2005 will I once again be eligible to collect unemployment benefits ( assuming I meet all of the other conditions)?


1 answer  |  asked May 8, 2005 02:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

Anthony Cameron
IDES eligibility

This goes by "quarters".

Assuming you both worked and got a paycheck in December, that's one quarter.

You worked the first quarter of '05 and the second quarter of '05. You would be a close call and your rate would be very low (based upon part time work, low enough not to disturb your existing u/e through February)but I think you meet the "three out of the last four" quarters test.

Don't be afraid to go to your local IDES office and ask. The people at the front counter are very helpful and have no reason to hold back any info from you.

Do keep in mind that your "benefit amount" by definition will be very small. Still, it is worth having the answer and a big benefit if you have a child (there may be a dependent additon above the basic benefit amount).

Anthony B. Cameron

posted by Anthony Cameron  |  May 18, 2005 12:44 PM [EST]

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