Unemployment benefits for cash workers

Can i get unemployment if; I

work in a mostly cash business.

@otto.a.rizvani Do you have any records that you would be able to use to document that you were earning income recently? Even if your records don’t show most of what you earned, having any kind of documentation will definitely help. The rules for unemployment vary a lot by state, so your state’s unemployment office would need to tell you the specific requirements, but of course, it’s very hard to get through to them right now!


Mostly cash businesses still should have bookkeeping showing incoming and outgoing transactions. There should still be tax documents. If you are just taking in cash without any receipts or proof of actually doing business, then I doubt you will be able to collect unemployment. But, given the current pandemic, who knows…

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