Hi if you work for New York State government and are terminated or given a lay off can you collect unemployment

Hi if you work at a job for New York State government and are laid off from job can you claim unemployment benefits? Reason I ask is I am not sure working for the government entitles you to claim unemployment I know some government jobs don’t thank you

1 answer  |  asked Jan 12, 2021 6:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Unless you committed gross misconduct or your earnings fall short of minimal requirements, if you were short-term, you should qualify for benefits through the NYS DOL.

You may be thinking of social security benefits which some government entities lawfully opt out of because their own benefits or safety net is superior.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Jan 12, 2021 7:02 PM [EST]

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