Utah Unemployment Benefit Questions
Will a part time job affect my benefit amount?
Any income you earn during a particular week must be reported while filing the claim for that week. As per the rules, an income of up to 30% of the benefit amount will does not affect your benefit amount. This means that you will receive your full benefit amount if your earned an amount that is less than or equal to 30% of your WBR.
However, if you earn an amount that is equal to or greater than your allotted Weekly Benefit Amount you may not receive any benefits that week.
When can I expect to receive my first payment?
It can take up to four weeks to resolve any open issues and determine your eligibility. You will receive notification or payment once those issues have been resolved. The first eligible week of your claim is a non-payable waiting week.
If you have a current claim with issues, click here to login and view the status of the issue(s). Choose “Issues Preventing Payment”.
Are Unemployment Benefit Amounts subject to taxes?
Yes. Benefit amounts earned in connection with unemployment insurance are subject to Utah state taxes and Federal taxes. You do have the option to withhold taxes from your benefit amounts – 10% for Federal taxes and 5% for Utah state income taxes.
What happens if information is not reported accurately?
Failure to report information accurately can cause overpayment of benefits. Knowingly or carelessly misreporting any information, including earnings, constitutes fraud. If you commit fraud, you will be subject to repayment of benefits up to twice the overpayment amount, disqualification, severe fines, and possible prosecution.
What should a claimant do when he lands a full time job?
Simple. Stop filing weekly claims. The moment you stop filing for weekly claims, you will be discontinued from weekly benefits. If you don’t stop filing for claims even after you secure a job, you may end up being overpaid. It is an offence to file for benefits even after you get a job, this could land you in trouble. Avoid doing this at all costs. Stop filing for weekly benefits as soon as you get a job.
Note: You must reopen your claim in order to receive benefits if your claim is closed.
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