Q) Can i file for unemployment now or do i wait til i get my last and final pay ? i was given my pink slip on june 9 2014 the reason is because the school had a reduction enforced
A) You should file for unemployment as soon as possible, even if you have not yet received your last paycheck. In most cases, the date you file your claim is used as the start date for determining your eligibility for benefits, so the earlier you file, the better. It is important to note that eligibility for unemployment benefits varies by state, so you should check with your state’s unemployment office for specific guidelines and requirements. Generally, you will need to provide information about your employment history and the reason for your separation from your previous employer.
Again you should apply for benefits as soon as they are unemployed, or working less than full-time. Please refer to your for information on the waiting period and qualifying unemployment application requirements for your state.