Can i get unemployment. Benefits when my employer didnt tell me i was let go for two months

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Can i get unemployment. Benefits when my employer didnt tell me i was let go for two months

I need to file for unemployment
insurance because today i finally
found out i had been let go. But i
have been trying to get ahold of
my boss for two months and was
ignored because he said he didnt
want to hurt my feelings

Asked on December 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can get the benefits. You only get them from the time you file forward; fortunately, though, you have not "lost" any potential benefits: you are still eligible for the same amount of unemployment (e.g. same duration), it's just that it will start later. You should apply this coming week.

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