Am I eligible for unemployment?

I was offered a job at a distant location for less pay and part-time. I was full-time. They also offered a severance for 9 weeks pay. They informed me that my position was eliminated a week after having a baby. I took the severance. Am I still eligible for Ohio unemployment?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 22, 2015 06:39 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
If you were separated from your full time job for no fault of your own, and you are able and willing to work, then you should be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits for any week of unemployment in which you sought work but did not obtain it.

During the weeks of unemployment in which you receive compensation from some other source, Ohio Department of Jobs (and Family Services) will reduce you unemployment compensation benefits, more or less dollar for dollar, Therefore, ODJFS may reduce your benefits as low as $0 during the weeks you receive severance pay.

Whatever the case, don't take it from me. This is not legal advice. You should go to the ODJFS unemployment compensation website and file a claim. Pay close attention to the information that you receive about decisions made by ODJFS. If you disagree with decisions, you can appeal.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 24, 2015 07:36 AM [EST]

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