I have worked in the marketing/advertising business for the last three years. I was laid off last April and have been collecting unemployment since. I hold an active Real Estate License in Illinois and it just so happens that three of my friends purchased condo's. I received checks for over $3000K. I have reported it to the unemployment office however I am still laid off. I don't have another job or income. I know there is still money left in the quarters I'm entitled to. My plan is to go into one of the offices and find out what I can do. Will I be able to continue to collect or will they cut me off completely? And if so, where does that money go that was initially for me??
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Yes, you will still be able to take unemployment when the contract is complete. You will need to report the income to unemployment, and will not get your full amount (or necessarily any) unemployment for that week. But since this is not full time work, and assuming that you're continuing to look for full time work, you'll still be able to get unemployment.
As for the situation where you would no longer be eligible, the money that was "initially for you" would go back to the state unemployment fund. There are not individual accounts set up for people. Rather, it's a need based system, not a "bank account" so once the need stops or the weeks are exhausted, the payment continues.
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So the next step would be to visit an unemployment office and try to resume my claim?
Yes. Again, you need to report your income for the temporary work that you did, but so long as it was not permanent full time work, you can still get it.
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