Can I draw unemployment in the winter as a Solo?

WHIPPLE5.7

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest
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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djagusch

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
MN
Basically no. Do you realize who pays for the unemployment checks?
 

Patriot Services

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Tampa FL
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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ncls

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
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.
 

djagusch

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
MN
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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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.
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.
This is how it's been explained to me for MN/WI also. It also shows how the employer pays for it directly.
 

Patriot Services

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Tampa FL
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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