You can work as much as you are able up to full time hours - just be sure to claim all gross earnings each week you claim benefits. If you work full time you do not claim benefits and do not report gross earnings. You will be advised the amount your partial benefit. This is an amount you can earn in addition to receiving a full weeks benefit amount. If you earn more than this, a dollar is deducted from your weekly benefit amount for each dollar more of earnings and the remaining benefit amount is sent to you.