How do unemployment insurance benefits work when also working temp job?

If I am collecting unemployment benefits based on my previous job and take a new permanent job which doesnt work out and I am let go again after a few weeks, do I just resume benefits under the previous terms? How long would I need to have worked at my new (failed) job to lose unemployment benefits based on the previous job (at which point, I presume, I would begin receiving unemployment benefits again under the terms of the newer job?). In other words, what precautions/expectations should I have in accepting a risky new job while currently accepting unemployment?

Asked By: brahmaputra_zarathustra - 1/1/2009
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If your claim has not expired and you still have money left to use, then you would just reopen the claim. Your last employer is what will be used to determine your eligibility. The weekly benefit amount will stay the same as it was, once you open a claim you are locked into that amount for the life of the claim (no... More
Answered By: Charro - 1/2/2009
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You will have to qualify again for unemployment based on the reason you separated from your last employer. If they just let you go because you couldn't do the work, you're good to go. When you start collecting benefits again it will be based on the claim you are receiving now until your year is up.
Answered By: Rambo - 1/1/2009
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