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You need to report all of the hours you worked truthfully to EDD on the computation report. You also should attach any proof you have to document that those were the only hours you worked during that period. As far as computation of benefits, legally we cannot make that computation, only EDD does because they have all of the correct figures and we cannot access that inforamtion
You need to show them with whatever proof you can put together you are reporting all hours worked and if you put any bids in for work you did not receive, attach those too as proof you are seeking work and not just choosing not to work at your business.
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The time you did not work for personal reasons is not computed in you not having work, because you were not available for work during that time or not able to look for work during that time and it would be no different than if you were not self employed and had the same issues with the wife and new child. You cannot get credit for time out of work, as you likely realize, for time when you were not available or looking for work.
You also need to send them any documentation and proof to support your computations.
Thank you for your reply. It would be combined before and after, it is 60 days total, and they take out time spent having the baby or bonding time you claim.
If you can prove you were looking for work AND you were paying into unemployment with your self employment, if you had no income in the previous 5 quarters of the base period then they have no unemployment paid in for them to give you credit on.I can send you a phone offer if you would like, but the site charges an additional fee for that.
Thank you for your reply.If you have nothing paid into unemployment during the base year (the year you became unemployed) then it does not matter if you looked for work for 90 or 120 days, there is nothing for them to calculate your unemployment on.
So if you have no money paid into unemployment during the last 5 quarters before becoming unemployed, you cannot collect as there is nothing to collect from. This is something many self employed people miss, they do not pay into unemployment with unemployment taxes for themselves and when they are out of work there is no way for them to collect because there is nothing in their EDD accounts.
So if you have not paid in at least ONE of the last 5 quarters, there is nothing for them to compute any benefits on for you.