I did not receive unepmloyment because of my severance package. Other is my compa ny did do I have

Myself and several of my co workers were let go the same day and received the same lump sum severance. Some have received the un/employment. Shouydn't I be entitled to the same?

1 answer  |  asked May 2, 2019 09:54 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Apply for unemployment and disclose all earnings to DOL. If you received no earnings for 30 days after your severance date you would have recovered unemployment.

Maybe they were not paid for more than 30 days or maybe their employment lawyers told them that waiting on receipt of severance pay would benefit them for unemployment?

Based on your prior earnings your severance pay will be spread over the amount of time it would have taken you to earn the amount of severance pay. Although you pay taxes on it, it's not wages for unemployment purposes. Once that period expires, if you still have enough earnings going back in 2 quarters of the last 4 full quarters you might qualify. But if your severance was equal to more than 6 months pay you might not??? Call DOL to crunch the numbers and begin certifying if you qualify?

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  May 2, 2019 10:26 AM [EST]

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