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My name is ***** *****. The plant that I worked in closed

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My name is ***** *****. The plant that I worked in closed down. I am in Pa. I wanted to know if cashing in 401k would affect my unemployment benefits.
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Customer: I contributed some of the money to the 401k but my employer contributed most of it
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Attorney2020 replied 6 months ago.

PA law may consider 401k benefits as wages. PA determines unemployment eligibility on a case by case basis and the only way to find out about your specific scenario is contacting PA's unemployment office. Here is a link to the office contact information to confirm eligibility:

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