My wife, on occasion, is called upon to consult at a former employer, which had been after hours with-respect-to her normal 9 to 5 job. She was laid-off from her 9-5 job, however, she still gets called in to do 2 hours here and there, as a consultant at a former 9 to 5 job - I believe it would be termed - "consultant" and she gets 1099-R pay.
Can she apply for and receive unemployment?
I know that the forms and questions they ask have, from my point of view, ambiguous questions that if mis-answered, disqualify someone immediately. Like "did the tooth-fairy leave $1 under your pillow last night?" - Yes. Red-flag! Perform financial analysis for last 10 years to see if you qualify... I just want to avoid any pitfalls and red tape that otherwise ends up at the same conclusion, albeit with less paperwork.