I received a severance package for 28 weeks which is longer than normal unemployment benefits. Even after the 28 weeks I have been unable to secure a job. Will I then be allowed to file for unemployment?

I received 28 weeks worth of severance pay in a lump sum. I assumed I would be able to get a job in this period. Unfortunately this hasn't happened. I never filed for unemployment. Being that unemployment is only for 23 weeks (less than my severance period) am I able to get unemployment?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 4, 2016 3:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Phyllis Towzey
Yes, you can go ahead and file for unemployment now online and the form will ask you whether you are receiving severance, and for how many weeks. You will likely not be eligible for unemployment until the severance period ends, but you will be entitled to receive benefits after that date.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Nov 7, 2016 08:29 AM [EST]

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