I'm not expecting a definitive answer on this but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I'm unemployed and receiving Federal Cobra assistance on the cost of my employer's Health Insurance. I am very interested in a temporary position (12 weeks to cover someone out on maternity leave) with a small company.
If I understand correctly my unemployment benefits will be interrupted but I should be able to collect again once the job ends. However, since the salary is likely to be lower should I expect an adjustment in benefits? If so, how is the adjustment calculated?
Assuming the temporary job doesn't include benefits can I continue with my COBRA coverage, and if so, will I still be eligible for the COBRA assistance. And since I'm in Massachusetts I get another form of assistance through the Medical Security Program (MSP). Does anyone have any idea of whether I would still be eligible for that?
I do have an unemployment office near me but experience tells me you can't rely upon the government for accurate information and I don't know if I should be worried they might expect me to take a job even if it isn't in my overall best interest, or that of my family.
BTW, I don't even have an interview but I did get an email asking if I was aware that it was a short term position. So I wonder if despite the horrible job market they are having a hard time finding someone with the right skill set.