Report Work and Earnings

If you work while receiving unemployment benefits, you must report the money you earn when filing your Weekly Certification. You can earn up to 20% of your weekly benefit amount without penalty. Earnings over this amount are deducted from your weekly benefits.

  • Always report your income for the week that you worked. Do not wait until you are paid to report that income.
  • You must report all forms of income, including weekly earnings, retirement, severance, separation pay, wages in lieu of notice and workers' compensation.
  • Failure to report income will result in you having to repay any overpayment of benefits.

If you return to work, or for any reason you want to stop filing for benefits, notify the Customer Call Center at 888-737-0259 or email des.ui.customerservice@nccommerce.com, and stop filing your claim.