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Does a severance agreement make you not eligible to collect

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Does a severance agreement make you not eligible to collect unemployment compensation?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What additional information do you need?
Hello again, Vernon. I don't need any additional information from you at this time. Thanks. Here is your answer:

The law in FL has been modified on this issue. Currently, severance pay is considered a disqualifying income if the claimant’s severance pay per week is equal to or greater than his or her weekly benefit amount. Therefore, if you receive more severance pay than benefits in a week, you would not typically be eligible for unemployment benefits for that week.

If a claimant is receiving severance pay while also receiving unemployment benefits, then the claimant may be subject to criminal prosecution, so you must report any severance being received to the unemployment commission.

Here is a link which summarizes the law on this issue:

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
So do I file after the severance ends on June 1st?
Hello again, Vernon.

You could file now, but report when severance is paid so your benefits should begin after the severance payments terminate.

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