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Did your previous pay checks withould unemployment benefits?
Was your employer exempt from UI benefits?
The organization is an NGO - the Art of Living Foundation. On my W2 the withholding amounts were for Federal Income Tax, Social Security and Medicare.
The following is the agency's employer ID number and it is registered as a 501(c) 3: 77-0240101
Since UI was not withheld from your pay, and they are a non profit organization, they would be exempt from paying unemployment insurance, so you would not be able to obtain benefits.
The severance package is what they would consider as UI benefits,
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