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My position was recently eliminated and I was laid off.. and received a severance calculat

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My position was recently eliminated and I was laid off.. and received a severance calculated using years of service and age. My Unemployment Benefit application was postponed as a result of the severance.
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You are correct that the law in Colorado, Colorado's Employment Security Act (8-70-101), requires that unemployment benefits be reduced or postponed when receiving severance pay. The reduction of postponement depends on the amount of severance received. Both lump sum and monthly severance payments have the same effect. The good news is that the overall benefit is not reduced, but it is delayed. This may not be the news you were hoping to hear, but it is best to know this upfront. For example, those who fail to report severance pay can be stuck later having to repay benefits or even be accused of unemployment fraud.

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