Eligible for partial unemployment?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Adriansotatted, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Adriansotatted

    Adriansotatted Bobtail Member

    Nov 15, 2019
    I’ve been driving for a year and some change now, and I average 2400-2600 miles a week. With this coronavirus nonsense happening, my miles are ranging from 1000-1500 a week, a significant cut because of freight slowing down.

    Does this enable me for partial unemployment? I’m going to continue trucking no matter what, this is the best time to keep racking them experience points especially with a year under my belt already. But it’d be nice if extra pay could be had.
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    "The average state already gives out $463 per week in unemployment benefits. When combined with the new $600 per week, that works out to $1,063 per week – the equivalent of more than $26 an hour, or $55,000 a year."
    Anyone with children that are considered minors, can quit working and draw approximately $1063 per week. The loophole is, you say because of the COVID-19 you must stay home with our minor children.
  3. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    You can try. What they would do is have you deduct from your unemployment what you make. Might help? Might not.

    Right now I have tons of job offers. I'm sticking to this one job though. Can't figure out how any driver would have a problem with employment right now.
  4. Capacity

    Capacity Medium Load Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wisconsin
    Max here in Wisconsin is 370$ , my hours were cut yesterday also.
    We went from 48 hours a week to 30 , most of our accounts have went to running a skeleton crew or have complety shut down.
    They are moving driver's around , OTR , Shuttle , Spotters to try to get everyone a paycheck , the office is all working from home , no new hires , the OTR crew will have it the worst as most live out of state , the lions share of our headhauls originate here in NE Wisconsin.
    Best of luck to all.
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