Can You Get Unemployment Benefits During the Shutdown?

With the government shutdown rolling into its second week, understandably federal workers are looking for some financial relief. Can federal employees get unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown? According to experts, YES if you are furloughed, but there are some important caveats.

The Office of Personnel Management has released some information on unemployment with respect to a shutdown. These information, compiled by Ian Smith, provides some frequently asked questions as to which federal employees would likely be eligible for unemployment.

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