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Will my Navy Pension offset Florida unemployment benefits

by Jon
(Folkston, GA)

Very close to leaving the job due to employers closing a location and having me drive to another. Saw today (I think) that Florida offsets UC benefits by other income, specifically my retired Navy pay. And did I see that in fact, max benefit in FL is 275.00 per week? That still true?

Hi again Jon,

Okay, here is the source for a state by state answer to your question about your Navy (government) pension. First click 2009 then Nonmonetary and go to Table 5-16.

The issue of whether a pension is "deductible income" as far as unemployment benefits go is decided by a state. The way I read that table for the state of Florida is that a pension will only effect unemployment benefits if the employer that the pension is being received from is a base period employer.

So I guess I better explain base periods or if anyone else reading this in a different state care to check they can click "Monetary Eligibility" and figure this out.

Most states use the first 4 of the last 5 COMPLETED quarter relevant to the date a claim is opened to look at wages earned to determine the weekly benefit amount. This means Jon, if you file your claim anytime between now and the end of June your base period will be 1/1/08 through 12/31/08. If you filed July - September it would be 4/1/08 through 3/31/09.

So if you retired from the Navy previous to 1/1/08 they aren't a base period employer ..

Unemployment .. the government's version of "Amazing Race".

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Mar 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

That was the best answer I've read in two weeks of searching!!!

Thanks:) .. I try.

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