If you normally work more than 40 hours each week, you would still need to have a 20-40 percent reduction in work hours to qualify for Work Share benefits. You must use a 40 hour workweek to figure your reduced work schedule, even though you normally work more than that.
For example, if you normally work 50 hours each week, your Work Share workweek is reported as 40 hours. Your hours would need to be reduced between 8-16 hours each week, for a workweek of 24-32 hours, to qualify for Work Share benefits. In this case, we used 20-40 percent of 40 hours per week.