Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Returning Member


Do I qualify 

3 Replies
Level 15


Do you qualify for what?   We cannot tell you if you qualify to receive unemployment compensation.  That is a matter to sort out with your state.   Or are you asking about something else?  Please be specific.  This is not live chat so we need detailed questions.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15


You need to enter the full gross unemployment you received.  Your unemployment compensation will be on Schedule 1 line 7.  The new 10,200 exclusion will be on Schedule 1 Line 8 as a negative number. The result flows to Form 1040 Line 8.


If you filed early before the exclusion, the IRS will recalculate your return for the new 10,200 unemployment exemption for you. There is no need for taxpayers to file an amended return unless the calculations make the taxpayer newly eligible for additional federal credits and deductions not already included on the original tax return.

Employee Tax Expert


Hello acjohnston123!


The following should help you make that determination.


Who is eligible or qualifies for unemployment?

Each state has its own guidelines, but typically you qualify if you were unemployed through no fault of your own like lack of work, you meet the time worked and earning requirements for your state, and any additional requirements specific to your state. You may also qualify for unemployment if you were furloughed or brought back to work but for less hours than you were working before.


How to apply or file for unemployment benefits?

As soon as you become unemployed you can apply for unemployment benefits through your state unemployment insurance office in the state where you work. Depending on your state you can apply online, over the phone, or in person.



What will disqualify you from unemployment benefits?

The most common reasons for being denied unemployment benefits are voluntarily leaving your job without good cause, being discharged for misconduct, not actively seeking work, not being available for work, refusing a suitable offer for employment, and making false claims to obtain benefits.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Privacy Settings