pa unemployment with retirement?
my company that i have worked fulltime for the last 40 years went bankrupt and the union UFCW has pension for us...we can receive the pension with 30 years and age 55.....still working at 59 but the place is slatted to close the end of feb....to be able to pay bills without a full time job that will be gone ...we can take pension but if we take our pension before the actual date the store closes are we still able to get pa. unemployment...and would it be the full amount as we are being unemployed due to no fault of our own and we need to take the pension....to make ends meet...wanted to be able to work a few more years but with the store closed we cant...also if we take the retirement before the actual day of closing can we still get the deal with the 65/35 deal corba insurance ...being single i have no other way to get health coverage like a spouses health care....the deal with corba ends feb 28,2010 so if i turn in for my last day worked would i able to get the corba deal and the unemployment or do i need to apply for retirement after the actual day of closing....we are being told that the end of the month the store will be closing unless the federal trade com..wont let Tops close and then it will be the day that they find a buyer that we will be let go...what a mess..but dont want to make a wrong turn taking retirement and then being told that i cant get the corba and the unemployment because i left before the actual closing day ...like i would take it feb 27 and they say that 28 will be last day and corba deals must be done by 2/28/2010..can you help me.....thanks....barb
I can help you out with the pension payments, but hopefully the senate will pass another extension which includes another COBRA Subsidy by Feb. 28
Go to Table 5-16
to see how PA treats pensions and retirement payments because they do have an effect on unemployment benefits. I doubt you would get the full amount of UC benefits because the pension was contributed to by your base period employer.
Another concern is that you mentioned Union.
Some states consider leaving a job before the layoff as a voluntary quit without good cause.
Pennsylvania doesn't address this particular issue in their "new" eligibility pamphlet
so I suggest you call the state to find out if you will be disqualified from benefits if you quit pre-layoff just to get the subsidy.