Typically, severance is not guaranteed, but if you state that you have a contract that guarantees you severance no matter the cause for termination, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney to review the document to determine whether something can be accomplished on your behalf.
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You can consult an attorney who can contact them to try and obtain the money for you, of you can sue in small claims court without a lawyer.
You may have a breach of contract case.
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How many years did you work for them, and how much money are you talking about? Why were you fired? If it's under $5,000, I'd suggest small claims court.
I may be guessing or not licensed in your state. No atty/client relationship exists.