You must report all your earnings each week that you file a claim. You can earn up to one-third of your weekly benefit amount (WBA) or 10 times Oregon’s highest minimum wage, whichever is greater, before we reduce your benefits dollar for dollar.
To receive benefits, you must be able, available, and actively seek work each week you file a claim. You also must complete work-search activities each week to receive benefits.
You must report your earnings accurately. Even unintentional mistakes can cause an overpayment on your claim that you would have to pay back. If you hide information or report wrong information on purpose, that is fraud. FRAUD IS A CRIME and can result in penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.
If you are filing for unemployment insurance benefits and working less than full time, you may be eligible for benefits — as long as you are earning less than your weekly benefit amount. You must report your total hours and exact gross earnings during the calendar week in which you work, even if you have not yet been paid. A calendar week runs from Sunday through Saturday.
Other types of pay you must report include paid leave, tips, commissions, self-employment earnings, and bonuses. Contact us here or call the UI center at 1-877-345-3484 for questions about reporting your earnings or instructions for reporting bonus pay, commissions, and self-employment income.