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Severance and retraining aren't legally required benefits under state and federal law, so for you to have any particularly entitlement to those from your employer they have to have some policy that outlines that you will receive it. Additionally, that policy would control whether or not you got it in this situation, but in most cases if you refuse reasonable employment with the company, they do not have to pay either severance or retraining. Again though, this is directly controlled by your company policy.
For unemployment, if the job is a reasonable job, refusing it will cost you unemployment unless the reduction in pay is significant. We usually look for at least a 33% reduction in pay before you can safely refuse the job and still get unemployment.
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