Can I continue to receive unemployment benefits if I return to school?

Asked over 2 years ago - Owosso, MI

I have been receiving unemployment for about 6 weeks now. I want to go back to school full time for an 11 month program. I completed an 'education waiver' but cannot send it in until 2 weeks prior to starting classes (per Michigan Works office). Will I be denied?

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  1. Joseph T Ostrowski

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . My information suggests you can receive unemployment while in school if you were eligible for unemployment benefits. However, if you are in a full time program and fail to continue to seek employment you might have a problem if you are not looking for work. "Will you be denied" is a question no one can really answer? Apply, you have nothing to lose.

    Good luck.

    Legal disclaimer: I am not your attorney and we have no attorney/client relationship. This response is submitted... more

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