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How does un-employment work?

how much of your income to you recieve and when are you eligable for it? Just basic I know it is different in different states.


Asked by mmmegan38 at 7:43 PM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • You can collect when you get a pink slip. You can also collect if you are fired, but you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can collect. It is based on your two highest quarters for the previous year, I think. There is a set amount in you "account" and that is divided into 26 weeks, I think. Go to your states Department of labor website, it should give you the info you are looking for.

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 7:51 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • You get a percentage that varies on different factors.

    Answer by queen.bee at 7:45 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • You'll earn a percentage of your wages at the time you were let go. In most states it kicks in after 2 weeks but can take up to 4-5 weeks before you see your first check. You are eligible if you were let go but not if you quit. Good luck!

    Answer by parrishsky at 7:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2010