Instructions for Partial Claimants

A partially unemployed person is one who, during a calendar week, was employed by a regular employer and had earnings that were less than his weekly benefit amount and who worked less than his normal customary full-time hours because of a lack of full-time work.  A person who does not work, but is paid holiday or “show up” pay in a week, is not considered a partially unemployed person.  Each person who files for partial benefits must be aware of the following:

  1. Your employer will be sent a notice that you have applied for partial benefits and your weekly benefit amount.  During any week you earn less than your weekly benefit amount because of a lack of work, you may be eligible to apply for partial benefits. In order to obtain your partial benefits, you must file a partial claim.
  2. The claimant will be mailed a Partial Unemployment Verification form and will be required to provide that to the employer for completion. The claimant will then return it to the VEC using the address provided on the form.
  3. You must work all available hours. You must not miss work in order to report on your claim.  If you do not work the hours offered to you, you may be held ineligible to receive benefits for that week.
  4. If your employer does not have work for you during the week, you must file a Total Claim for benefits during the week you have no work and make an active search for work and report your employer contacts to the VEC.
  5. You must report all earnings from your regular employer and from any other employers for whom you worked during each week claimed.
  6. You must report any offers of employment.
  7. Depending on your situation, you may not be required to seek other employment. You will receive an Unemployment Benefits Rights and Responsibilities correspondence in the mail that will provide you with information regarding this requirement.
  8. You will be required to file weekly claims using the online CSS Application.