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I was laid off in NJ. I'm currently unemployed, but am doing some consulting. i'm trying to understand have i just made myself ineligble for unemployment

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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

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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Hello, I wanted to check in and make sure that there was not any additional information that you required. If you need further assistance, please use REPLY and ask me for any additional information you may need. If not, take care and have a great day.

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