Minnesota Unemployment Benefit Questions
Updated : February 11th, 2019
How does working affect my benefits?
In the state of Minnesota, you are not eligible for benefits in any week you work 32 or more hours or when your gross earnings for the week are equal to or greater than your weekly benefit amount. If you have a part-time job where you work fewer than 32 hours a week and your earnings are less than your weekly benefit amount, you are entitled to a partial benefit amount. Check if you are eligible for unemployment benefits.
Will I receive unemployment benefits when my hours vary week to week?
If the number of hours that you work varies from week to week, you should request benefits every week. Report the gross earnings and hours you worked each week. The system will automatically determine your eligibility and the amount.
How much will I receive as benefit amount?
The weekly benefit amount is about 50 percent of a person’s average weekly wage up to a state maximum of $717.
A determination of Benefit Account showing your weekly benefit amount and the total amount of benefits available will be mailed to you after you submit an application. The determination does not necessarily mean you are eligible for benefits. A decision regarding your eligibility for benefits will be made and mailed to you at a later date.