In the State of Florida, if you are paid severance for a number of weeks in a one lump sum, are you allowed to collect unemployment or do you have to wait until the severance weeks are depleted?

I was laid off due to a reduction in workforce. My employer offered a severance agreement of 9 weeks payable in one lump sum. Can I still collect unemployment benefits during those 9 weeks or do I have to wait until the 9 weeks is up? Will I also be subject to a reduction in benefits?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 13, 2015 7:27 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
You are able to collect for weeks during which you have no income. So, in the week following your receipt of the severance you are eligible for the benefits. Best of luck.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Nov 16, 2015 06:54 AM [EST]

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