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Can I collect on a pension while collecting NY unemployment?


(New York)

I worked for company XYZ that solely contributed to my pension account. Company XYZ was bought out by company ABC in August 2008 and I was transitioned to company ABC. Company ABC did not contribute to my pension account. I was part of a workforce reduction in July 2010 and started collecting NY unemployment. In 2011 I become eligible to collect on the XYZ company pension. Can I collect both my pension and NY unemployment?





Hi,

The following assumes this .. that your "base period" or BP (the four quarters of wages benefits are calculated on) is 1/1/09 through 12/31/09. (Check your monetary determination or "award letter)

If I have all the facts straight .. this means company XYZ is not a base period employer therefore, the pension you are receiving from XYZ should not affect your unemployment benefits because all the wages in your base period came from company ABC

Sources:
USDOL Non-Monetary Chartbook 2010 (See Page 39)


NYDOL (See #11 because most of it is about when benefits must be reduced.

Warning to anyone reading this not located in NY .. this is a state specific issue that can and does vary from state to state.

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