Minnesota Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Minnesota 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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To go back to the Minnesota Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Minnesota Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Minnesota Unemployment page, click here: Minnesota Unemployment

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# dallas 2011-07-18 17:47
What is the best thing for me I just got a pay cut and I thinkif I did not take it I would of been fire should I try to fight it
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# Lynda 2012-04-24 09:36
I was told that benefits are not the same for someone who was fired vs someone who was laid off. I was told that continuing education was available to the laid off employee but not to the fired employee. What is the truth of this?
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# Laura 2012-06-25 09:31
Employee has been called back to work this week and next week the plant will be shut down for the week and will return back to work the next week. Does the employee file for unemployment and if so is there another waiting period because he will have to report this weeks wages?
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# tom 2013-03-21 18:29
I will be getting laid off soon. If I can find a temporary/part-time job at lower pay, how will this affect my pay benefits from my full-time job?
Will I get less unemployment if I work for less money? Will my unemployment benefit time be shortened? or will I loose my unemployment benefits?
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