How can they tell me no matter where I work and get laid off for the next year I can

I took the buyout Jan. 1 2007
Since then I have been employed with company and worked over 7 months and was laid off..I applied for Unemployment and was paid for 4 weeks and now Unemployment is saying I have to pay it all back because I took the buyout and I am not eligible to receive unemployment until 3-28-2009..interested parties was first employer I received buyout from. So how can they fight my unemployment? I started a new benefit year..and I thought I was only going to be getting unemployment through last employer.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 12, 2008 10:51 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Unemployment compensation eligibility.

I cannot tell from your question what exactly is going on. If you were receiving buyout payments from the former employer during a week of unemployment following your layoff from the second employer, then the amount of the buyout payment from the first employer will reduce the unemployment compensation benefit from the loss of the second job. The idea is that your unemployment benefit is reduced by any compensation that you receive from any source. Thus, if you have a weekly benefit of $500 and you earn $400 helping your brother in law with his business, your unemployment benefit would be reduced by $400 to $100. The same is true if you receive $400 in buyout payments.

If your situation is different from this, feel free to call to set up a consultation. Whatever the case, your former employer will be charged a portion of the bill for your unemployment benefit, so it has standing to question the amount of the payment.

Best regards,

Neil Klingshirn.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Mar 12, 2008 4:45 PM [EST]

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