Do I need to only look for full time work?

September 12, 2017 · 3 comments

in ¿Confused?

So I’m very confused here. I worked a part time job for 2 years (20 hours a week or so) and the restaurant i worked for was closed. I’m also a full time student, so i thought i would take advantage of California’s unemployment while looking for a job and going to school. So i applied and got my debit card and first payment, but haven’t been paid again, and that was 2 months ago. I’m having a phone interview, but i’m confused, do i need to get a full time job? Full time would be difficult with my schedule, so I am only wanting to get a part time job, like the one i filed my claim off of. I believe that they are questioning my eligibility due to me saying no to the question regarding if I’m available to work full time on the claim form. So i put no to that, since i want to work part time, not full time, and still answered yes to looking for work. So my question is, do i need to get a full time job to get benefits? Even after applying for unemployment on a part time job?

  • S0lly

    To be eligible for EDD benefits, you must able and available to work full time. If you are working part time, you still must be looking for full time work. This is pretty clearly stated on your continued claim form.

  • Bret Halbert

    You might want to use something other then “Taking advantage of” as if its a weight room that is in your apartment complex you just moved into. Probably not gonna make very many friends on this site that way. JS

  • Sarahn110685

    This is simply not how unemployment works. You can’t “take advantage” of someth ing if you aren’t complying with the rules you agreed to upon accepting funds. You must be available and looking for FT work. You must also report any schooling to them. Best of luck…..

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