Am I entitled to receive unemployment if I still get a severance paycheck for 9 weeks?

I was let go due to a lay off. I am still getting a pay check every 2 weeks for 2 months due to a lay off. Not sure if I can collect unemployment yet.

Asked on August 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Severance is typically a lump-sum or regular payment given to employees by some companies when they terminate employment. When an employee is laid off from a job and receives severance pay, it can impact their unemployment benefits; it can depend on specific state law. Here is a link to an article that will explain further: https://employment-law.freeadvice.com/employment-law/firing/effects-of-severence-pay-on-unemployment-eligibility.htm


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