I was employed by a W-2 employer and was laid off.
I always have had (and continue to) have 1099-Misc income in addition to this W-2 income.
I have filed for unemployment
and have received some benefits, however, I am confused about how my benefit is being calculated.
1.) Since I lost W-2 income should my 1099-Misc income be considered?
2.) Since I lost a W-2 position should my status as an independent contractor matter?
3.) I received a letter from Unemployment that the 1099 wages
"are not covered for Unemployment purposes as you were considered an independent contractor, therefore no wages from that employer have been assigned". Does that mean anything more than I didn't pay into Unemployment from the 1099 employer so I get nothing out?
4.) Bot***** *****ne-it seems like I'm not deriving the full benefit and the 1099 income is hurting me ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT INCOME IS NOT A TRUE FIGURE BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE YEAR I FILE A PROFIT AND LOSS. Last year I had a $399 loss. What should I do?
5.) I am paid once a month by the 1099 employer. Should I be reporting this income as it's EARNED (that's what I've been doing) or when it is PAID?
6.) How long does unemployment last?
7.) And if it is (for example 26 weeks) is that TOTAL WEEKS or PAID weeks? (Some weeks I get nothing)