Covid-19Gig Work

September 14, 2020 by Southern Maine Workers Center

If I am receiving unemployment benefits, and I am working part time or earning money from gig work, How do I fill out my weekly claim?

In general, you cannot receive unemployment benefits if you are being paid to work. However, you may still be entitled to benefits if your hours or earnings are significantly reduced due to COVID-19. When you file your weekly claim, report your gross income the week that it is earned, even if you have not yet been paid and regardless of the source of the income. Your benefits may be adjusted or reduced accordingly. If your income fluctuates, continue to report your gross earnings, and you should still receive benefits on the weeks you report less than $450/week in gross income.

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