If a person is on unemployment, can he/she become a partner in LLC and continue to be considered unemployed?

More generally, are unemployment benefits removed if someone becomes a business owner even if there is no income at first?

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Vincent Peter White

Vincent Peter White

Employment / Labor Attorney - Jackson Heights, NY
Answered

Attorney Forman is correct, although it may be possible to still receive some unemployment benefits if you are only partially employed by your business enterprise a few days of the week.

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Arthur H. Forman

Arthur H. Forman

Employment / Labor Attorney - Flushing, NY
Answered

Unemployment considers you working if you have a business, even if no income is earned.

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