Can someone attend school full-time and still get unemployment in Illinois?
July 30, 2009 4:18 PM Subscribe
Is it legal to draw unemployment benefits in Illinois while attending college as a full-time student?
posted by sugarfish to Work & Money (5 answers total)
I'm asking this for my mom. She was laid off a few months ago and has been drawing unemployment while looking for work. The economy being what it has, she hasn't had much luck, and is considering going back to college. She wants to go full-time, though, and I'm not having much luck googling an answer about whether or not she'll be able to keep drawing unemployment (while still looking for work!) if she goes back to school. The Illinois unemployment website isn't very helpful, and when I search I keep getting a bunch of yahoo-answers like sites.
Thanks for your help.