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Question: CAN I COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT IN NEW JERSEY IF : I RETIRED LAST JULY , AM NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED , BUT DO COLLECT A PENSION
Response: No, if you are retired, you cannot collect unemployment benefits unless you started working after retirement and you were laid off from your job. You must then be available and willing to work and actively looking for work in order to be eligible for benefits.
ARE THERE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE
LIKE I RETIRED FROM MY JOB OF 30 YEARS IN MUNISIPAL GOVERMENT TO KEEP MY BENIFITS BEFORE THE GOVENOR TOOK THEM AWAY AND ARE UNABLE TO FIND NEW EMPLOYMENT
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