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I am getting unemployment, if I can get freelance work (which will temp. decrease my weekly check) will that increase the length of time I can receive it?

Asked by lilakess (781points) August 13th, 2009

It seems there is a maximum amount I can receive. I live in CA.

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marinelife's avatar

Yes. This just happened to us (different state, but these rules are the same). There is an amount you have “banked,” if you will.

When you work and your benefit is reduced, your still have the balance available. So when you run out of work, and you can reopen your claim.

filmfann's avatar

Yes, there is also a set amount of money you can recieve. If you work, that number will go up a little.

mtirado's avatar

There is a limit on the benefits which is a year but within that time “banked” money can occur.

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