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Second unemployment phone interview

Discussion in 'Unemployment Insurance & Benefits' started by Grip1, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Grip1

    Grip1 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    New Jersey
    I picked up some 10-99 work while claiming unemployment benefits. Weekends mostly and no more than 20 hours of work. Started reporting the wages and hours. Now after several weeks of this, I get an phone appointment/interview scheduled. Sometimes I make more than a week’s unemployment check.

    What could I be asked? What could disqualify my benefits? What is the state trying to determine?
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    My Magic 8 Ball says, "Reply hazy, try again."

    I think you might just have to wait and find out. However, my guess is that they are looking to verify your status and determine whether you still need benefits or not.

    It is not uncommon to work while collecting unemployment, and it is bin uncommon to occasionally make enough that you don't receive benefits during a particular period.
  3. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

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    They are trying to determine if you qualify for benefits. Tell the truth.
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Questions related to the ALL of the money you earned as a 1099 (contractor).

    If you received $5,000 but only reported $500.

    If you received $10,000 and reported $10,000; you have nothing to fear.

    If you reported every dollar you received.

    It isn't unusual for some people using 1099 contractors to report less than they pay the contractor.

    As long as everything is on the up and up you have little to fear other than a slight impact to the state payments.

    In all honesty, if you earn more than the state pays, you're not harmed at all.

    The state knows the answers to the questions you'll be asked.

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