Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Public employees double dip into pension, unemployment; is this wrong?
The story is here (authored by Bob Sullivan).
Actually, in Minnesota in 2002, I was told that I could not collect unemployment and severance at the same time, but I could collect the (private, not government employment) pension at the same time. However, I was able to start unemployment after the eight months severance ran out. When I read the rules myself later, it looked less clear. But there were situations where you could collect more mathematically if you waited until after severance to file.