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If I get fired can I get unemployment?

Q) If I get fired can I get unemployment and if how long and what is the pay based on?

A) Unemployment benefits is there to help you if you lose your job through no fault of your own. So if you believe that you were terminated wrongfully you are entitled to apply for unemployment benefits so long as you have worked the required minim hours required by your state. If you were fired because you weren’t a good fit for the job, or your position was terminated because of the companies cutbacks, or for reasons like poor performance on the job or lack of skills, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Although each state uses its own formula to calculate benefits, all states use the applicant’s prior earnings in their calculations. Because unemployment compensation is intended to partially replace your income, the amount you will receive depends on how much you used to earn. 

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  1. If you are seeking unemployment insurance benefits because you were fired you may not qualify if you were found to be at fault. You must be out of work through no fault of your own. Workers who are laid off for economic reasons due to a plant closing, a reduction-in-force (RIF), or because of lack of work, for example are eligible for unemployment benefits. But employees who are fired are not always eligible for unemployment benefits if it was due to a fault on their part. If you can prove that you were fired for no foult of your own you my qualify for unemployment insurance benefit.

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