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    Question Can You Collect Unemployment if You're a Contractor

    My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: california


    After a 6 month contract job can you collect unemployment?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if Your a Contractor

    did you pay in to the state unemployment insurance fund?

    Unless you were the employee of a company, you are not eligible for UI insurance. That means, if you did not get a w2 for your income reporting, you aren't getting UI insurance.

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    Default Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if Your a Contractor

    My husband just got a contract position for 6 months . He works for the agency not the actual client. He does get taxes taken out of his check ect...
    so would this make him in elgible?

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    Default Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if Your a Contractor

    Possibly.

    If he's a W-2 employee of the agency, he may be eligible. He should check with EDD about his eligibility, and file accordingly.
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    Thumbs up Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if You're a Contractor

    Thank you I appreciate I will do that. Times are hard now so I want to keep my bases cover and save as much money as I can for a rainy day.

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    Default Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if Your a Contractor

    can one set up his own firm and pay unemployment tax to the state in order to qualify or unemployment benefits; assuming one is being paid on a 1099? My question pertains to New Jersey.

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    Default Re: Can You Collect Unemployment if You're a Contractor

    not being paid on a 1099.

    if you have a corporation and you are an employee of that corporation and that corporation pays into the UI fund for your employment there, then you should be able to collect UI if your corporation lays you off.
    Now, mind you, if you are the owner of the corporation, that in itself can cause a lot of problems with UI and in many cases will DQ you from UI.

    On top of that, your corporation will also have a lot of other taxes to pay due to being a corporation and having employees.

    It would be cheaper to put money in a savings account.

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