If you file weekly claims late, even during the appeal process, you may forever lose eligibility for that week. If the online system does not accept your claim, pick up the phone to call ODJFS to find out why and insist they take your claims.
Your unemployment benefit MAY be reduced by the following types of deductible income: Severance pay, Vacation pay, Pensions, Company buy-out plans, and Workers' Compensation. On the other hand, your benefit should not be reduced by these forms of income: Social Security, Supplemental unemployment benefits (S.U.B.), US national guard/armed forces reserve pay for scheduled drills, Interest dividends, Rental income
You may earn up to 20% of your weekly benefit amount without any deduction. After that 20%, your weekly benefit amount will be reduced by what you earn. For example, if your weekly benefit amount is $400, you may earn 20% of $400 ($80) without any impact to your weekly benefit amount. However, you must report any earnings.
As an example, if your weekly benefit amount is $400, and you earn $300 during a week, your weekly benefit amount for that week will be $180.00.
$400.00 (weekly benefit amount)
= $80.00 (exemption)
- $80.00 (exemption)
= $220.00 (deductible income)
Benefit payment: $400 - $220 = $180.00