Ok to collect unemployment along with severance?
April 7, 2020 2:37 PM Subscribe
My wife was laid off today in Massachusetts. She can sign away some rights to get a severance package that will be paid over a couple of months. She intends to sign. Several websites including boston.com indicate that if one gives up rights in exchange for severance they can also collect unemployment. Is there any issue with doing so? We'd like to start collecting right away to make sure we can get the full extra COVID amount, as we don't think she'll be able to easily find a job any time soon.