How do I document my sideline business while collecting unemployment in PA?
May 20, 2012 5:26 PM Subscribe
Can you walk me through the steps/documentation necessary to collect Pennsylvania unemployment while maintaining a "sideline" business?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I currently have both a full-time job (which makes up about 2/3 of my annual income) and am sole proprietor of a small business which brings in the other 1/3.
There's a pretty reasonable chance that within a few months I will be laid off from the full-time job due to downsizing, so I'm trying to do some advance research about whether I'll be eligible for unemployment benefits. I've read the information about sideline businesses here
and I will fit the qualifications, at least until/unless I decide to start ramping up the side business.
However, the super-vague part about me having the burden of proof to document that I meet the criteria is making me wonder just what hoops I will have to jump through. Is anyone out there who has done this and can give me an idea of what I should expect, what paperwork will I need, anything I should be documenting now while I'm working both jobs, etc.? I'll gladly accept advice from other states too if you've had to prove something similar, but am particularly interested in PA experience.