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That is a puzzling question. Where are you now and what state did you move from?? LUCKIEST
There is a program is designed to encourage and enable unemployed
workers to create their own jobs by starting their own small businesses. Under
these programs, States can pay a self-employed allowance, instead of regular
unemployment insurance benefits.
Generally in order to receive these benefits, an individual must first be eligible to
receive regular unemployment insurance under the State law. Individuals may be eligible even if they are engaged full-time in self-employment activities
I am now in NC. Was in NY. NY would pay me unemployment if I would actively look for a job - since I was moved b/c of my wife's job. I know that for sure. Now that I have purchased a commercial property and setting up a shop for my own business I was wandering why can't I get the benefits. Isn't the entire unemployment insurance is just for cases like this - help people transition from one job to the next with less stress... It just make sence to me.
In turn I will be providing 10 work places for other NC workers once I am all setup and going, but for now I have one income and plus setting up a business - so much stress and no one cares :) That is just wrong in my humble opinion - if it is right - than it is definitely wrong.
What would be a good place to start if I would to find out more on this?
According to the New York Department of Labor website: "You are considered to be employed if you are engaged in operating or starting a business either by yourself, with a partner or in a corporate arrangement. Time spent during the day or evening or on weekends preparing to start or actually operating a business may be considered employment even though no sales are made nor any compensation received. These activities may result in the loss of unemployment insurance benefits."
By the way, I noticed that Section 7, Title 591-a is called "Self Employment Assistance Program." I'd suggest checking into that.
Lighthouse is correct on this. You are not eligible for unemployment if you are engaged in a business venture or you are in the process of forming a business. That is considered active employment.
If you take benefits without the intent of looking for a permanent job there may be some problems for you in the future. I
DD, You are SO right. There is a system of checks and balances.
Then you have to believe there will be a future.
Congratulation and best of luck for your new venture. I hope you would never need to be employed again.
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