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During weeks the you do consulting, you may certainly make yourself ineligible or partially ineligible based on what you earn. Any earnings that you receive based on work that you do must be reported and offset against your unemployment benefit for that week.
Now, it doesn't permanently make you ineligible. You just keep filing and in weeks that your consulting doesn't net any income, you still receive the benefit of unemployment as you continue to search for work.
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