Q) my company just sent out a 90 day notice… I have a very small pension coming to me. As of sept 1 they are moving the pension fund to a less reliable company to manage it, if I want to stay with the old pension fund which is guaranteed (prudential) I have to leave my job right now. I worked 27 years for this company and in 90 days from now 22,000 employees will be heading to the unemployment line. I have never been unemployed before.
A) If you get laid off in this process you do qualify for unemployment benefits seeing that you have more than met your state work hour requirements.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.