Indiana Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Indiana you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.

In almost all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits.

If you get laid-off from your job, you should immediately apply for unemployment benefits.

Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you were fired. Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you did something wrong. Getting laid-off means that they company that you worked for did not have enough work for you to do, and could no longer afford to pay you to do your job.

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# James 2011-12-26 10:24
I have been laid off from my job of seven years. I filed for un employment on November 8 2011, I have been filling out my weekly vouchers and have been active in looking for a new job. However I still have not recieved my first un employment payment, it has been seven weeks now.
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# Lisa B. 2012-09-11 13:19
I am being laid-off for 6 months. Do I still need to look for a job while collecting unemployment? I was told by someone I didn't need to do that part of it.
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# Danielle 2012-12-02 15:25
Yes my mother was laid off at her job 7 months soon as she got laid off she filed for unempolyment,sh e still hasnt gotten one check and she keeps calling them and they saying her claim is still being processed but it's 7 months later. They sent her a debit card and everything and they didnt send her a denial letter. What should we do please help ?
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# cristina 2013-02-27 15:52
I will be laid off every Monday for the rest of the fiscal year and that will be a 20% reduction in my pay. Can I get unemployment benefits for the one day a week that I am laid off?
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# Don 2013-04-19 18:41
I am a Nurse employed for the last 4 years at Full Time status 32 hours per week. Because of a decreased facility census, my hours are now reduced to 8 hours per week. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits? Partial benefits?
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# David 2013-04-22 09:46
I'm getting laid off in a week. Only until August. Bug with no specific return date. Will I still have to apply at other jobs while receiving my unemployment for the summer?
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# Edy 2013-10-11 08:00
My husband has worked in Indiana for the past 3 years.
He lives in Wisconsin. He was laid off this week, does he file for unemployment in Indiana or Wisconsin.
The employer was taking taxes out for Indiana. In February of this year, they began taking Wisconsin taxes out of his check.
We're not sure which state to file with.
Thank you,
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