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Can you go to school and collect unemployment in Massachusetts?

Can you go to school and collect unemployment in Massachusetts?

Going to school full time If you want to go to school full time and receive UI benefits, you must apply to the Training Opportunities Program (Section 30). If we approve your application, you will not have to search for work or be available for work, and you can receive benefits.

Will Ma unemployment be extended?

The Continuing Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act, effective December 27, 2020, extended benefits under the CARES Act to March 14, 2021, and added a new program, Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation. Federal UI benefits, including FPUC, PUA, PEUC, and MEUC ended September 4, 2021.

How do I know if I qualify for an extension for unemployment?

To be eligible for FED-ED, you must have had enough earnings in the base period of your regular unemployment claim. Your total base period earnings must have been more than either of these: 40 times the weekly benefit amount. 1.5 times the earnings in the highest quarter of the base period of your regular UI claim.

How do I extend my unemployment benefits in MA?

PEUC benefits are now available through the standard Unemployment Insurance program in Massachusetts and can be accessed at UI online.

  1. If you are unemployed, and wish to file a claim for PEUC, go to our guide on applying.
  2. For more information, go to or call (617) 626-6800.

How do I file for unemployment extension in MA?

Call the special extended benefits hotline for Massachusetts to file your application for extended benefits after you get your letter. If you have not received an eligibility letter and believe you are entitled to extended benefits, you can call the hotline to make an inquiry.

Is there an extension for unemployment in Massachusetts?

If your Massachusetts unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs. This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

What kind of unemployment benefits do you get in Massachusetts?

At the time of publication, Massachusetts only qualifies for the first three tiers of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation, or EUC. If you need additional benefits after Tier 3, you can apply for Massachusetts state extended benefits, or EB.

Can a part time student collect unemployment in Massachusetts?

If you’re a part-time student, you must continue to meet eligibility requirements to collect a weekly benefit, but you don’t need approval. While you collect unemployment benefits in Massachusetts, you must conduct an active job search and you must be available for work.

How many weeks of unemployment do you get with an EB extension?

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less. Still Have Questions? To go back to the Massachusetts Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Massachusetts Unemployment FAQ