Florida employee. Unemployed now. Received lump sum severance at termination time (RIF) to equal two months' pay, but no current payments or income. Can I receive unemployment now, during 2 months following termination?

Florida employee. Unemployed now. Received lump sum severance at termination time (RIF) to equal two months' pay, but no current payments or income. Can I receive unemployment now, during the 2 month period following termination or must wait out that period before eligible for unemployment?

2 answers  |  asked Dec 8, 2015 09:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (2)

Phyllis Towzey
You should check with Unemployment, but typically you will have to wait until the 2 months is over before you actually collect benefits. Go ahead and file now, but there will be a place on the online form for you to explain that you received a lump sum severance equal to 2 months pay.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Dec 8, 2015 12:03 PM [EST]
Arthur Schofield
Given how it is being paid, yes.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Dec 8, 2015 09:34 AM [EST]

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