What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IL
On the notice of ineligibility for unemployment insurance benefits that I received in the mail, it says that I am ineligible until "having employment in at least four calendar weeks and having had earnings in each of the weeks that equal or exceed $XXX which is the current weekly benefit amount."
Because I am out of work, a friend has offered to pay me $XXX per week in exchange for services performed for several of his small businesses. He owns a real estate company, silk screen shop, tax preparation service, and restaurant. He wants to pay me cash. If I report the income, and pay taxes on it, would it satisfy the above condition? It is likely that I would only work for him for 4-5 weeks before all the projects he wants done are completed.
IfI work for him for 4+ weeks of wages in excess of the benefit amount, will I then be eligible for benefits when he lets me go?