If you normally work less than 40 hours each week, you would need to have a 20-40 percent reduction in work hours to qualify for Work Share benefits. You must use the amount of hours you normally work to figure your reduced work schedule.
For example, if you normally work 30 hours each week, your Work Share workweek is reported as 30 hours. Your hours would need to be reduced between 6-12 hours each week, for a workweek of 18-24 hours, to qualify for Work Share benefits. In this case, we used 20-40 percent of 30 hours per week.