Each time you request a benefit payment, you are asked if you worked during the week you are requesting. You must answer “Yes” if you worked at all, including:
If you worked, you must report any hours worked and earnings from all work every week you request benefits. There are no exceptions. You must report:
Keep a record of your hours worked (Sunday through Saturday) regardless of when you will be paid for those hours. If you worked for more than one employer in a week, combine your earnings and hours from all employers.
You must report your earnings for the week you perform the work, not when you are paid for it. For self-employment, report your weekly earnings after you deduct your direct business expenses for that week (for more information on reporting self-employment, see Self-Employment).
You are not eligible for benefits in any week you work 32 or more hours, or when your gross earnings for the week are equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount.
A partial benefit payment will be made for any week you work fewer than 32 hours and your earnings are less than your weekly benefit amount.
If the number of hours that you work varies from week to week, you should request benefits every week. Report the gross earnings and hours you worked each week. The system will automatically determine whether you are due a payment and the amount.
Your earnings will be verified! Your earnings and hours will be verified with information reported by employers.