Question: If you get a severance are you still allowed to collect unemployment?
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Yes you can collect unemployment.
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Yes. Let's say you get 60 days of severance, the gov (at least here in CA) will regard that as you have been comped for 60 days, after that 60 days is up you can collect Unemployment Benefit.
In Connecticut and Massachusetts you can collect they do want to a signed contract by both parties. They will make you wait to collect for any vacation time you get paid in connecticut
Depends on the state your in. Some yes, some no, some make you wait till after the number of weeks you got paid for. In my state....ar....we can collect except for the week we actually get pd the sev.
It depends on the rules in your state, different rules in different states. It also depends on the amount and terms of severance in your individule state. I'm ex Keebler and in Texas I was able to collect unemployment along with my severance, but first I had to submit the terms of the retention contract I had signed. and my severance was low as I had only been full time a little over a year (thank God I wasn't still PT).
But there were posts from others in other states saying unemployment had been denied. But they didn't give details if it was just because they got severance or if the severance amount they got was higher than some limit. You could check the website in your area or call your state UI department. But my guess is you will get the answer that is on the Texas website; It will be reviewed and may or may not be allowed.