Laid off from my job effective the next day, offered 8 weeks pay as severance. How will this affect my being eligible for UI Benefits in FL?
I have been given 21 days to sign the severance paper. Should I apply for UIB now or wait until the 8 weeks of severance pay is over?
To be honest it's whatever you want to do .. but if you file as soon as you become "unemployed and continue to file your continuing claims, per Florida's instructions .. maybe by the time the severance has no more effect on your weekly benefits .. everything will be settled (a determination allowing benefits) and you'll just be able to start collecting ..
As long as the severance is for being laid off and not for tendering your voluntary resignation .. pay attention to severance agreements when you sign .. because they can contain "waivers of rights" and other things that might be ... not helpful to you after you sign.
In your case make sure it specifically states that the severance is being given because of a layoff or position elimination .. or something along those lines.