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Applicants attending an educational institution other than high school may receive unemployment benefits while attending school if they are:

  • Available for employment for the hours and days normal for their occupation
  • Actively seeking suitable employment each week
  • Willing to rearrange or drop classes if their class schedule conflicts with the hours of an offer of suitable employment

Note: These requirements do not apply to a dislocated worker participating in a full-time training program (Reemployment Assistance) that will help them re-enter the job market.

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law holds high school students ineligible to receive benefits until graduation. This ineligibility includes summer breaks. Students working towards a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) are not considered high school students.

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