Recalled to work? You can still collect unemployment benefits — and that extra $600 a week

Recalled to work? You can still collect unemployment benefits — and that extra $600 a week
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  • There are two ways an individual can receive unemployment benefits while working: through work-sharing programs or partial unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Both arrangements supplement wages with a partial unemployment check, plus an extra $600 a week through the end of July.
  • There are pros and cons to the two programs.

States are reopening and millions of people have returned to work.

In some cases, those workers may be able to continue collecting unemployment benefits. That pay would include both traditional state-level benefits and the $600-a-week enhanced benefits funded by the federal government.

The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs in May, a surprising turnaround that economists largely attribute to Americans who’d been furloughed from their jobs being recalled as states loosen their rules around business closures.

However, around 30 million Americans are still collecting unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department.

Workers can continue getting a partial unemployment check if they’re recalled on a part-time basis. Full-time workers aren’t eligible.

Source: CNBC

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