Can I collect unemployment from my part time job while I am in Americorps?

Asked about 1 year ago - Buffalo, NY

I had a part time job doing public safety on the weekends and was working for Americorps during the week. I was recently laid off from my part time job but still have 3 months on my Americorps contract. Can I collect unemployment from my part time job while I am still under contract with Americorps since the pay is only a living stipend, and it is not an actual job? To clarify i work for the Americorps Able program, NOT Vista,

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  1. Russell E. Adler

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    Answered . I am not familiar with Americorps, but there is no harm in applying for unemployment in your situation as long as you disclose this and are truthful -- worst case scenario, your claim for benefits is denied.

  2. Vincent Peter White

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    Answered . I am not familiar with Americorps Able, but if you are not ready and available to work then no you cannot collect unemployment.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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