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If I’m am collecting a severance will I be eligible for unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) If I’m am newly collecting a involuntary severance for 100 of my pay will I be eligible for unemployment now or at the end of my distribution.

A) If You are unemployed and collecting severance you still qualify for unemployment benefits in most states.

General requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.




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