Indiana Unemployment Rules

In order to receive unemployment benefits in Indiana you must follow these rules:

1. You must be able to work, and are not disabled.
2. You must be actively looking for a job, and keeping a record of your job search.
3. You must file a weekly certification.
4. You must not make more than your weekly wage allowance. In some cases, you will be able to work while collecting unemployment - but only so much per week. Make sure when you apply for unemployment that you are very clear about how much you are able to earn each week. Your unemployment counselor will be able to tell you how much this is.

As long as you follow these Indiana unemployment rules, you will continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

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To go the main Indiana Unemployment page, click here: Indiana Unemployment

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# Monica 2011-07-11 11:28
I typically work 32 hours per week, but my hours have been drastically cut back due to lack of work - 5-7 hours per week, 0 hours last week. Am I eligible to apply for unemployment? Addditionally, I am pregnant and am signed up for maternity leave benefit pay when I deliver. If I accept unemployment, will this affect my maternity leave benefit pay?
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# lori 2011-10-27 13:23
I have been at my job 41/2 years its been sfressfull to say the least. Females are treated as second class citizens and promotions are far and few . It a very hostial work environment, at least for us. When I was tired I was told thing were based on the time you have worked here but since being here its not that way everything is political its who you know . Since I am not politically tied I have heard rumors I mace be moved to a different shift and job in which I can not work the hours due to family obligation. If I am forced to leave can I draw unemployement .
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# Andres 2011-11-27 19:32
If I quit my job because I'm moving to another state can I get unemployment ?
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# chris 2012-01-07 19:38
Can I continue to claim my unemployment if Im currently training for my new job and wont get paid for a few weeks?
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# Brad 2012-02-28 18:22
I have worked a little bit last May, worked a lot of hours July-Sept., laid off until Dec. and worked one week in Dec. Am I eligible for benefits in Indiana?
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# Illiana 2012-03-16 17:03
I was fired from my job I applied for unemployment over 3 weeks ago. How long does it take or is allowed for them to tell me if it has been approved or denied?
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# Phil 2012-03-17 13:39
If I'm collecting unemployment and have the opportunity to do some temporary freelance work (which would not affect my availability for full time work) how would doing the freelance affect my ability to receive unemployment?
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# carla 2012-04-09 10:27
I was recent let go from my job they are paying me my unused vacation and servance pay how soon can I file for unemployment
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# Melanie 2012-08-02 08:52
Is there a age limit on drawing unemployment?
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# tom 2012-11-15 16:17
project is coming to an end and company will put me on a leave of convenience and advising me to request enough PTO pay each week to cover medical insurance and not take 40 hours a week of it until it runs out. Am I able to do this and receive unemployment benefit at the same time?
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# karen 2013-01-23 12:09
Is it required to go to a WorkOne office, or did the information I first gave when filing register me? Thanks.
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# Sarah C 2013-02-25 12:10
I am an RN and have been at my job for a little over 1 year. I am also pregnant and have been placed on restrictions by my ob-gyn due to having a sub chorionic hemorrhage in my uterus. I cannot lift, pull, or push anything over 10lbs and have been placed in situations multiple times when I have had to do these things and I'm wondering if I would be eligible for unemployment if I were to quit this job.
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# steven j 2013-03-16 12:46
i just moved to michigan from florida in nov i got a job working in a retail store in indiana changing oil and tires.i injured my back and was put on a restriction by my doctor and cannot lift over 30 # and no repetitive bendig or twisting untill after my back surgery in april. when i gave my employer my work restriction they told me there was nothing else i could do in the store including a cashier or door greeter.they told me i would have to go on a leave of absense or quit as i have not been there long enough to qualify for fmla and i havent earned any type of sick pay. i only made 8.15hr and only worked part time and it was a 70 mile round trip dive. do i qualify for unemployment
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# Anne 2013-05-09 18:04
My husband works our small home business that is in my name and I work in a factory but may be looking at a lay off would I qualify for unemployment ?
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# RYAN 2013-07-08 13:58
I had an issue come up on m y uplink home page how long does it take for an issue to be reslolved?
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