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Would it be better for my previous employer to give me a small severence pay rather than file unemployment against the company?

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Is it legal to accept a sum of money paid to me in exchange for my not filing UE?

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I am not really sure it matters. If you are fired, you can request a severance and still file for unemployment. Unemployment is an entitlement program separate from the company. The employers pay into a pool that the money comes from. It does not work as directly as the employer is directly funding your unemployment claim. I do not see why you do not ask for both a severance and file for unemployment.

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