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If I get fired can I get unemployment?

Q) If I get fired can I get unemployment and if how long and what is the pay based on?

A) Unemployment benefits is there to help you if you lose your job through no fault of your own. So if you believe that you were terminated wrongfully you are entitled to apply for unemployment benefits so long as you have worked the required minim hours required by your state. If you were fired because you weren’t a good fit for the job, or your position was terminated because of the companies cutbacks, or for reasons like poor performance on the job or lack of skills, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Although each state uses its own formula to calculate benefits, all states use the applicant’s prior earnings in their calculations. Because unemployment compensation is intended to partially replace your income, the amount you will receive depends on how much you used to earn. 

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