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6 comments

  • Denise

    Currently, work/live in NY but plan on moving to FL in Summer to be closer to my daughter’s father. Considering we have shared custody and living near each other would be in the best interest of the child (she is 5yrs old). I would like to give notice in March so as to give my employer time to find my replacement, on the other hand, I am afraid he may terminate me before June. Will I be able to collect unemployment benefits If I am terminated before resignation?

    • In NY, you will. NY has routinely been granting full 26 week claims to those terminated prior to their notice date – not just for the weeks between discharge and notice. Let’s hope your employer discharges you.

      • Denise

        UPDATE: Fortunately, I have been discharged, but not for the reason of resigning, but simply because my boss said: “there wasn’t enough work for me to do.” So, in the end, it all worked out for me, because I was going to quit anyway. Additionally, I was given a 4-week severance pay. I understand that in NYS I cannot collect unemployment if I have received severance pay. Yet, I’m confused about the timing of when a claim should be filed.

        Do I need to file immediately and report the loss of employment and my severance pay or exhaust the 4-week severance pay and then file a claim?
        Also, after filing the claim, should immediately inform them I have plans on moving to Florida or just file the claim, relocate to Florida and then advise of my new location?

        • File right away. Takes four weeks to get a claim up and running. NY will delay paying benefits after its unpaid waiting week for the four weeks severance, after which it will begin to pay you. Severance will not affect the dollar amount of your claim. Notify NY of address change immediately prior to your move.

  • Missy Smith

    I live in PA. I’ve been collecting uc benefits since November when I was laid off. I’ve been searching for jobs ever since. My question is my husband has been offered a new job in Florida. My benefits will end I think the end in april sometime. Will I still be able to collect the last few checks I have if we move.

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