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Hello and welcome. If you received wages from the company within the last four calendar quarters, and if you are now off payroll due to financial necessity, then yes an individual in your circumsrance would typically qualify. The only caveat is that any earning (wages or 1099 income) will serve to offset your weekly benefits entitlement for the week in which that income is received. So, for example, if you make $200 in a given week and would otherwise be entitled to $300 in weekly UI benefits, you would you would only receive $100 in benefits that week. If you made $500 you would be disqualified that week but then able to claim the next if you had no income. I hope this addresses your concerns. If I can clarify anything just let me know.
No, it shouldn't cause any issues at all. If you earned wages and paid money toward unemployment insurance, you are entitled to claim benefits if you meet the criterion, as it seems you do under the circumstances. I hope this clarifies.
Again, please feel free to let me know if you have any further concerns.