I'm not US citizen. However, I'm a Green Card holder. Can I collect full unemployment benefits in the event I'm laid off/fired?

Asked 8 months ago - Salem, MA

.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Deborah Gwen Roher

    Pro

    Contributor Level 14

    2

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Your immigration status won't be an issue if you apply for unemployment. In case of getting fired, to state the matter somewhat differently from attorney Cardenas, the employer would need to prove that you were substantially at fault in order for you to be disqualified from benefits.

    Disclaimer: This site exists to provide information only. It is not legal advice. Answering your question does... more
  2. Abraham B. Cardenas

    Pro

    Contributor Level 11

    2

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . Yes. You a a legal permanent resident fully permitted to work in the U.S. and as a result, you can collect full unemployment if you qualify. Most times, if you are fired you will not be eligible for unemployment but it would not be because you are a legal permanent resident.

    Abraham B. Cardenas, Esquire Cardenas Law Firm, P.C. Florida Office Address: Cardenas Law Firm, LLC 8150 SW... more
  3. Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    1

    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Yes, you definitely can.

    The information provided in this answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not considered to... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

30,942 answers this week

3,146 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

30,942 answers this week

3,146 attorneys answering