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How Temporary Work Affects Your Unemployment Benefits in Texas

Updated : September 23rd, 2020

Working on a temporary job course-work is like gaining some respectable payment on their dislocation of the full time job. Dislocated workers will be paid payroll to their bills exertion that can assist in meeting and their living expenses. However the workers who were put out of their jobs will be facilitated to receive unemployment insurance compensation based on the working hours of the temporary jobs.

Working on temporary jobs affect the claimant’s weekly unemployment benefits. Check amount of the unemployment benefit. It will be based on the money that they have earned in their temporary jobs compared to the duration of time they have worked in their part time jobs.

Covered Employment in Texas

The present wage-less dislocated workers should have been worked during four of the last five quarters. States consider this as the base period, where Texas is not exempted.

Generally wage less employees who are exempted under covered employment of Texas are the family members, babysitters, independent contractors and ministers who work for non-profit organizations.

Amount of Weekly Benefits of Texas

The amount of unemployment insurance gross wages of an unemployed worker earned will be determined on the base period subjected to the weekly benefit.

Workers who have earned high wages will generally receive greater weekly benefit checks. However your weekly benefit amount will be calculated on the highest quarter earnings of your base period.

How is your Weekly Benefit Calculated?

High quarters of the total earning will be divided by 25 to get your weekly benefit amount.

This amount will be adjusted to the inside allowed range of benefit amount in Texas. Weekly benefit amount will be ranged between $61 and $426 based on your wages earned in your previous job.

Remember your maximum or total benefit amount will be the least amount of 26 times the weekly amount. In the other words, 27 percent of all your wages in the base period is considered to estimate your possible UI Benefit.

Partial Benefit in Texas

If an employee takes up the temporary job then the amount he earns on the temporary job will be deducted from his weekly unemployment insurance benefits. For instance, if an individual earns about $200 in his part time job and the weekly unemployment is rated as $500 then the weekly unemployment benefit will be just $200.

If in case any part time jobs offers the paychecks more than the amount expected under Texas unemployment benefits then you may not be eligible to receive the unemployment benefit check.

If part time job ends before the claim of unemployment insurance claim expired, then the claimant needs to contact the Texas Unemployment Office. You can reopen the benefit claim and can start receiving unemployment compensation check again.

Continue to Meet Eligibility Requirements on New Assignment or Work

You should also understand that though you receive your unemployment benefit there are some factors that may affect your compensation.

In order to be eligible for continuing the benefits you need to contact your temporary help agency after completion of an assignment either by e-mail, in person or over phone (1-800-939-6631)  by the next working day.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) cannot pay you benefits, if you apply for benefits before seeking a new assignment and waiting three business days for an assignment. The rules apply whether you are a full-time or part-time worker for the temporary help agency.

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  1. I lived in ga in 2019 and move to florida in 2020 and work for the xmas months in nov-dec. I was told to do a combine wage claim. my question is which state do i file the claim in?

  2. I filed for pua in Ohio back in October 2020.My claim has been in ajudacatuon since 11/1/20.So 2 to 6 weeks is a total understatement! When I call.i am told to basically hurry up and wait some more.I have recently been redetermined and my claim is allowed.but I have one pending issue.How long is too long?

    1. Nicole,

      Unfortunately, nobody has an answer. There are perhaps thousands of pending applications. Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible.

  3. If you claim your weeks for unemployment and for the next 2 months you still have not received your money. Where can you go in volusia county to talk with a live person

  4. On NYS DOL website, my claim is saying current yet the information is for my old claim with 0 days remaining despite receiving 2 weeks of payments on the new claim and I was able to certify last night. I haven’t received anything; no letters or emails.

  5. I was disqualified for UI benefits for not providing an ID and other forms of identification. How do I fix this?

    1. Hi Mike, I’m in NYS and was at the end of my BYE on 3/14, I was still certifying but wasn’t getting paid. I found out I had to file a new claim because my other was exhausted. I’m still waiting on approval. Maybe you have to file a new claim. I hope this helps.

  6. They say 2-6 weeks it’s more accurate to say 2-6 months; and when you call many of them are rude and unwilling to assist!

  7. someone needs to look into Sharon L. Anton gillette, wyo. or dickinson, nd she is a fraud and has done so many fraudulent things and please look into her

    1. Annette,

      Please report it to the Fraud Division of the Unemployment Office in your state. You can report on the website.

  8. I worked part time for thee years here in florida. I’m currently not working. I’m also retired and collects social security.
    My question is
    Am I qualified to file for unemployment ?

    1. Ruby,

      To be eligible, you’re required to have sufficient hours and earnings. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  9. So adjudication takes 8 to 12 weeks. Oh okay, that explains why I havent received payment since July. That surely helps just like the rest of the information that you give. And by the way. What’s the NEW reason you can’t get through to the Call Center.

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