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Can I draw unemployment in the winter as a Solo?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    I've got no idea but if I can draw unemployment when there is no work shouldn't I be doing it. I never see anyone talking about it.
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  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,230

    Basically no. Do you realize who pays for the unemployment checks?
  3. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    That's because you can't do it.
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    You can if you work for your company as an employee :laugh:
  5. probably can
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,869

    UE is a type of insurance paid for by employers and subsidized by tax dollars. The rate an employer pays is also variable by the number of claims a company has. Since you can't pay into it on yourself, the answer is no. You might be able to file based on a previously held job, but not likely.
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  7. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 441

    In Ohio, your business keeps a zero account. If the previous year the state paid 5000 to someone for unemployment, and you only had 3000 in your account, your rates went up to the 5000 amount, plus they re coup the extra 2000.
    The short answer is yes you can, but it's your money they make you pay in.
  8. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,469

    It depends.
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,230

    The only way I see the gov subsidizing it is if they payout claims and the employer goes out of biz. Without any unemployment claims my rate has gone up due to other biz claims. Who knows how much they take out of the funds for admin costs.
    This is how it's been explained to me for MN/WI also. It also shows how the employer pays for it directly.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,869

    Of course the federal government subsidizes it. Who do you think paid for the benefits when Congress extended the time you can collect.
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