You may or may not be eligible for partial unemployment. If you go back to work full-time, you don’t need to notify DES. Just simply stop requesting payments and your claim will automatically go inactive after 28 days.
Whether working full-time, part-time or temporary, remember to answer the first question on your weekly request for payment honestly and correctly. “Did you do any work during the week?” If you are working part-time, you may still be eligible for partial unemployment benefits for the week. Report the wages you earned during the week, regardless of when you are paid; if you worked at all from Sunday through Saturday, report your total earnings when filing your weekly request for payment. To do that, simply add the total number of hours worked between Sunday and Saturday and multiply that by your hourly rate of pay; report the total earnings for the week you are requesting payment. Remember total earnings is your gross pay, not the net amount you take home; it is the amount before any deductions for taxes or benefits. For example, if you worked 15 hours between Sunday and Saturday and make $10 an hour, you should report $150 (15 hours x $10) as your earnings for the week. Be sure to add tips or commission.
If you wish to estimate your weekly partial benefit amount when working part-time, you can use our partial benefit calculator at labor.mo.gov/DES/Claims/partial_benefit. If your wages from part-time or temporary work are greater than your weekly benefit allowance and you are not receiving any weekly benefit payments, you should stop claiming. Your claim will automatically go inactive after 28 days.