Indiana Unemployment Benefits To Tighten Saturday

Indiana's unemployed will no longer be able to receive both severance pay and unemployment benefits.

Beginning Saturday, those who receive severance pay will no longer be able to collect unemployment at the same time.

Previously, some people were barred from collecting unemployment until their severance pay ended. But others – like employees who had severance built into their contracts – received both unemployment benefits and severance.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokeswoman Valerie Kroeger says the change is meant to level the playing field.

“This just closes that loophole so that it’s fair for everyone and really it was just about making the law clear,” she said.

The other change taking effect Saturday prohibits anyone who gets paid to voluntarily resign from collecting unemployment. People who were already in that situation will be grandfathered in. Kroeger says the Department has no way to know how many people these changes might affect.

 

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Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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