Should I try to collect unemployment?
I’m a full time college student and I work at a bank on a VERY part-time on-call basis – 10 or less hours per week. I’ve been there for over a year. This summer I’m getting married and I’ll be doing an unpaid internship that will make me unable to continue to work at the bank. I can go back after the summer is over, back to on-call, but I’m wondering about unemployment benefits. I have a couple of friends that can’t work a lot due to school and they get money to help them cover their costs.
When I get married, will my husband’s salary matter if I do apply for unemployment? He gets paid pretty well, but he pays all of our house bills, his truck payment, etc., and I cover all of my bills (car insurance, gas, phone bill, etc.), which isn’t easy when I only bring home $50—$100/week, if that.
Does it sound like it’s even worth it to apply for benefits? Would I even qualify?
Also, what would the cons of collecting the benefits be? Will it look bad on me or affect me adversely later on?
This may seem stupid, but I’m fairly young and I’ve never collected government funding at all, so I’m not too sure how it works.
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