Can I collect unemployment and work part time?
The short answer yes, you could be qualified if you meet all the requirements. You could be eligible for partial benefits. This would be based on the exact amount of hours you work per week and the amount you earn. The maximum amount you would be able to earn is determined on a state by state basis. Most of the time you need to also show that you are attempting to become employed full time as early as possible. The state would word it similar to this (The law provides that a claimant is “partially unemployed” in any week of less than full-time work if earned income payable for that week is less than the claimant’s weekly benefit amount). You would most likely need to go to a hearing where you and your employer would provide testimony so the state can determine the outcome.