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Can my spouse use her HSA funds to pay for insurance premiums if she lost her job?

My wife was recently laid off and will be joining my health insurance plan that I have through my employer. She's on a visa, so will not be claiming any unemployment benefits. Since my insurance will ...
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How to fight an unemployment tax bill that I do not owe in NY?

Back in the summer I received a tax bill saying I owe money for unemployment, but I do not as I never filed it. It's most likely fraud claim under my name or company. Below are the redacted documents ...
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I own and run a business. Today I received from NYS that I owe money on taxes for Unemployment Insurance that I received. I never filed it

Just saw the letter from NYS saying I owe 1000+ for claiming UI for 2021. I never claimed as I run my own business in NYC and file a Schedule C every year with my taxes. It says I need to pay it by ...
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Disability insurance available for severe events

I have health insurance, supplemental AD&D thru my company, short-term and long-term disability. I have private small supplemental IDI as well. If one were to fall ill with cancer or experience ...
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Interpreting questions on EI report when doing temporary work

There are several questions on the bi-weekly employment insurance report that are difficult to know how to answer. I often work temporary jobs, a few weeks or months at a time. Did you start a full ...
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How is UK statutory redundancy pay affected by a switch to part time?

I know that UK redundancy pay is based on a week's pay for each full year worked, with some adjustment for age which we can ignore. There are also various caps and minimum periods to ignore. But ...
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When exactly can someone collect Employment Insurance benefits (EI) in Canada?

When is a Canadian eligible for EI and likely to get it? To my understanding it depends on: how much money they are making if they have paid into EI from previous work how their last job ended The ...
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Paid under the table prior to putting me on the books- recently told me they're issuing a 1099 for all the income they paid

I worked for a bit over 4 months under a verbal agreement that I would be paid off the books for purposes of still collecting unemployment during the pandemic. My employer recently let me know that I'...
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is it easier to rent a car with a secured credit card over a debit card?

I've been denied car rentals using debit cards in the past, even with thousands of dollars on the card. I'm going to Hawaii as well as Tennessee this year, and will need a car. Would my odds increase ...
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Company Received Unemployment Claim - I Still Work There

Company received unemployment claim in my name (with slight mispelling of my first name) I still work for the company. I have no filed anything. The paperwork has my SSN. What are my next steps and ...
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Does LLC payment count as payment to me (for unemployment purposes)

In the summer I received unemployment payments from California thanks to new federal laws that gave benefits to self employed business owners. The specific TYPE of unemployment for self-employed ...
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Which tax year should unemployment benefits reported?

The question is summarized in the title: Unemployment benefits are reported for the tax year in which (choose one): the week of unemployment occurred; the week was claimed; the benefit payment was ...
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How long must I wait before applying for/receiving unemployment benefits?

I was recently informed I would be laid off. My responsibilities end this week. I am on the payroll until February. Do I need to wait until I am off payroll to apply for unemployment benefits? Or can ...
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How do I get a seat on the board of directors?

I am currently unemployed, but I own a few shares of a public company. Could I use my shares to get a seat on the board of directors? I don't mind sitting in board meetings. This will give me a real ...
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I fear I may be laid off soon. How do ensure additional income?

I am a highly skilled worker in the oil & gas industry. I fear I may be laid off soon because gestures at everything. I have already begun rapidly applying to a lot of jobs. Unemployment in my ...
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How do unemployment benefits work when you move to a new state for the same employer?

I have questions about CA unemployment benefits eligibility that I’m not able to figure out from the website. In preparation of moving to East Cost location of my office, I had moved my address to ...
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Can I withdraw EDD funds without the account number?

I have money issued from the Employment Development Department (EDD), but I don't have the Bank of America EDD Debit Card yet. Can I use my ID to go into the bank and withdraw money even if I don't ...
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Are employers who got their PPP loan on a later date better off than those who got it early?

My understanding is that payroll expenses that would be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness must be incurred immediately within the next 8 weeks when PPP funds appeared in the employer's bank account. ...
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Does schedule E income such as Airbnb disqualify unemployment benefits?

I am a Bay Area California resident who lost my job due to the pandemic orders, and I also haven't been able to run my airbnb listing for the same reason. I have been receiving unemployment benefits ...
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Do I qualify for unemployment benefits if I forgot to file in time, but now I have found a new job?

I had lost my job in June 2019 but I missed on filling my claim in time (since I was busy looking for new jobs). I found a job, but would I still get unemployment from my time that I was unemployed, ...
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I'm employed with a good salary - when should I file for unemployment?

Due to the current pandemic & its economic effects my employer has recently cut back on salary by ~6%. Personally this has not caused any harm, but I want to be prepared in case things get worse ...
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Unemployment claim

I worked in Virginia until 12/30/19 and was transferred by my company to Louisville, Ky. Now with the Coronavirus, I am being layed off or have my hours reduced to 15 hours. I want to file for ...
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Whether a Non-Immigrant visa holder is eligible for unemployment benefit?

Whether a Non-Immigrant visa holder is eligible for unemployment benefit? Due to COVID-19/ Economy shutdown, delays my job hunt approach. I wonder, whether i am eligible for unemployment benefit in ...
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I'm still working but my payments are deferred due to Covid19. Do I qualify for unemployment insurance benefits?

I'm self-employed in California and my biggest client (>90% of my billable hours) is not able to pay due to cash flow disruptions related to Covid19. I've agreed to continue working and billing as ...
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Filing for unemployment after quitting a W2 job for a 1099 contractor role?

My wife left her W2 job for a 1099 contractor role last month. She was fired from the 1099 contractor role for underperforming after 3 weeks. When filling out the unemployment information for Texas, ...
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Earning through Lyft while receiving California unemployment

I've read that some states allow a maximum weekly income while on unemployment. I'm wondering if one is able to earn while on California unemployment, and if so, what the maximum is.
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Medical Insurance Premium paid by non-earning spouse - Tax Deductible?

My wife has been a non earning (looking for job) member of the family throughout this year, but has been paying for Medical Insurance Premium for whole family through her savings. She was getting ...
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Benefits for women in Ontario

Im unemployed i apply for a jobs but not luckly call for an interview yet. I will be separating soon with my husband . I lived in Eastern Ontario near Renfrew. Not much jobs around here i wanted to-...
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Can I collect unemployment as an S-Corp owner and sole employee?

I am the sole owner of an S-Corp. I contract out my time at an hourly rate, and pay myself a representative salary. I pay into state (Illinois) and federal unemployment each year. My contract has ...
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Can I collect unemployment in this situation?

I was employed (W-2) on a contract for almost 2 years and the the contract ended. Then I took a job 2 weeks after the contract ended which did not work out for me after being there for a very short ...
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Short term life insurance between jobs?

I am about to switch jobs, and starting this coming Friday, I'll have about 6 weeks between jobs, but I don't want to have any gap in my life insurance coverage as I am the sole earner in my family ...
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Should I file my taxes? No income, unemployed, but paid 2k in student loan interest

This question is hypothetical. I was unemployed for the entire year of 2018 and had no income. I lived with a parent and had enough savings from a previous job to pay for myself and make all of my ...
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Can my grandfather receive money in the state of Wisconsin if he's unemployed?

Please read entire post before answering. Hello! My grandfather has lived here in the U.S for the past eight years. He immigrated here in 2010 and does have a green card (no citizenship). He also has ...
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Unemployment eligibility for U.S. citizen working overseas for California based company

I received word I will be getting laid off at the end of the year. I currently work overseas for a California based company. I am a U.S. citizen and will be returning to CA (my home state) due to ...
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HSA unemployement lump sum

What are IRS rules regarding employment termination and employee pre-tax lump sum contribution to HSA account? i.e. Jan 2019, Feb 2019 employee contributes 100 a week for total of $800 in HSA. ...
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Is it ok to withdraw from 403b and 401a while collecting unemployment?

Do I need to claim it as earned income and chance not getting unemployment benefits for that week. The choices says retirement 401k but not 401A or 403B. Plus its not earned income. I withdrew early ...
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Can a jobless person get a home equity loan if he has other sources of income such as stock dividends?

Suppose a jobless person has a fully paid property. He wants to take out a home equity loan. Will the bank reject his loan application due to his lack of salary income as a jobless person? This person ...
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I'm unemployed. Should I pay off my credit cards to avoid monthly payments?

I'm unemployed and on a tight budget with 6 months of savings. Should I pay off my credit cards to avoid monthly payments even if it reduces half of my savings? Is there a risk of the bank reducing my ...
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Does cashing out 401k interfere in unemployment

If I cash in my 401k do I have to log that as earned income on my weekly unemployment filing in Arizona. I had no choice since $160 per week does not pay my bills. I used it to pay off my car and a ...
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Can I deduct on my IRS 2015 amended form 1040X return the tax loss from foregoing Massachusetts unemployment compensation?

Today, June 12 2017, I was told by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance that I could not reopen a prior unemployment claim which I turned down in January 2015 arising from an ...
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Financial Security for a Starting Family

Today I have gotten into an argument with my fiancee and I want to hear everyone's opinion on this. I received a call today from a company that I consider to be my dream company. They are a big ...
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In the next year I plan to live primarily off a saved bulk sum of money. What are my options for investing it while keeping it fairly accessible?

I'm leaving my job soon to spend the next year career switching / experimenting / travelling etc. - being generally self-unemployed. I am planning to do odd jobs now and then, as well try some ...
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options for Healthcare and benefits for recently graduated PhD who is short-term unemployed?

I recently (2015) graduated from a PhD program in a very employable science/engineering major from a top three university in the United States. Due to some health and motivational issues (ones that ...
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As a full time but non salary employee am I entitled to unemployment?

I've been working at my current job for about a year and a half. I work and average of about 40 hours a week ( some weeks more and some weeks less ). I got payed on W2, but have no insurance, benefits,...
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ACA subsidy while unemployed

Suppose you currently have health insurance from your state's marketplace, and you have enough income that you are not eligible for any subsidy. Now suppose you lose your job and begin collecting ...
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Lost job a week before closing with a mortgage. Options?

I unexpectedly lost my job a week away from closing on a condominium with a mortgage. I wasn't worried… until I realized that the mortgage is conditional on my creditworthiness remaining the same. ...
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Why am I not entitled to keep the money given to me by the Government in error? [closed]

unemployment insurance made a mistake by giving me money that I wasn't entitled in the first place and I didn't know till recently they with held my state tax, I went to department of labor in my city,...
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What Percentage of my Income do I Have to Pay in Employment Insurance (EI) Deductions?

I am from Calgary, Alberta, and I am wondering how much % of my hourly wage will be paid to my EI (employment insurance). Is the percent rate different for every worker, if not, what is the fixed ...
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Effects of past unemployment on mortgage refinance

I have gone through all the steps of a home refinance process, including an appraisal, and am waiting for a final decision. Just a few days ago, the loan officer processing my application asked me ...
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"Top down" and "bottom-up approach" [closed]

Can anyone please explain me what the following sentence means? "Top down approach needed when bottom-up approach of markets leads to periods of high unemployment" I was trying to look up for the ...
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