Kentucky Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Kentucky 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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# Janice 2011-01-22 17:11
Can I draw unemployment benefits and social security at the same time
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# Brittany 2011-07-17 12:03
I was wondering if the business you are working for all of a sudden closes and tells you 2 weeks before it shuts down, are you eligible to draw unemployment??
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# KJ Wells 2012-01-04 09:16
I was wondering about the "no fault of your own" clause in the eligibility requirements for unemployment. If your employer eliminates you position and offers you (1) relocate to another state or (2) get laid-off with severange package and you choose the severance package because relocation isn't feasible for you are you still eligible for unemployment?
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# Kim 2012-07-06 13:42
If your place of employment has a one week lay off. Can you draw vacation and submit a unemployment claim? Knowing you will not collect unemployment benefits, but your one week waiting period for future unemployment has been met.
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# Sweet Pea 2013-01-15 17:23
I work at Fort Knox. (30 yrs)There 's a possibility the government will furlough us for 30 days. Will I be eligible for unemployment? Thanks
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# katherine 2013-01-23 22:53
Can u draw unemployment at the same time as receiving a severance package or is it best to wait?
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# scot 2013-02-21 18:26
I was laid off Dec. 1, 2012 as a seasonal layoff with a lawn care company but had three weeks vacation. This was a seasonal layoff. The office is in Florence, KY, but I live in Ohio. Not really having filed for unemployment for quite a while, I filed in Ohio on Jan 6, 2013. After 6 weeks of correspondence to no avail with Ohio unemployment who said they had the info they needed, but still no money dispersed. finally I found that I need to file in Kentucky. Question is will I be paid retroactive to my layoff date? Thanks for your help. Scot nn93d
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# Cheri 2013-05-02 19:21
Do you have to be employed for a minimum amount of time to receive unemployment benefits? I have heard different requirements of being at your job for at least 6 months? Is that true?
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# sue 2013-05-22 13:34
I work company that does a shutdown two different times a year (one week in July and one in December ). If i take vacation pay for the first week and also file unemployment for that week will that count as my first week to file so that i can get unemployment for the second week when i file in dec
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# Gary 2013-08-02 17:56
I an employee is laid-off, but the employer still pays 1/2 of the health insurance premiums for the employee, is he/she eligible to collect unemployment benefits?
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