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The commission will typically deny benefits if the worker's primary income comes through self-employment since such individuals are not normally required to pay unemployment taxes (but may elect to do so, which is another subject).
In addition, "An individual is ‘unemployed’ in any week during which he performs no service and with respect to which no wages are payable to him, . . ."
So, if he receives self-employment income, he is not necessarily unemployed as defined by the law.
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However, working during a week and receiving self-employment income can disqualify the individual from receiving benefits, at least for that week. In addition, if you were to receive most of your income from self-employment, that would normally disqualify you as well.
Forgetting about one week's pay from self-employment should not normally affect the status of your claim or eligibility for benefits as long as those earnings were not earned during the period in which you are receiving benefits.
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