i recently got laid off with a severance pay. 3 days after i filed for unemployment ,i was asked if i was let go with severance pay i told them i did.she then said that i had a hearing schedule to determine if i would be getting both unemployment and severance at the same time. what should i expect from this hearing and what would be the good thing to say?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 17, 2009 02:34 AM [EST]  |  applies to Connecticut

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Richard Hayber
In Connecticut, the period that you receive severance pay, in your case, 3 days, will not delay the commencement of unemployment benefits if you had to sign a release of claims in order to get the severance pay. The Unemployment Department simply wants to know if you had to sign such a Release. If you did, provide a copy of it. If you didn't, then your unemployment benefits won't begin until your severance period is over.

Richard E. Hayber
Hayber Law Firm, LLC

posted by Richard Hayber  |  Aug 11, 2009 12:44 PM [EST]

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