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The issue of volutary separation and unemployment seems complicated, and it is not uncommon for some people from the same layoff to be get different answers--probably depending on how they answer the questions.

In general, if you volutarily leave your position, you are not eligible for unemployment compensation. If however, you are offered a package and your position is eliminated, you can sometimes collect. Its a gray area. It probably depends on whether your employer is willing to back up what you tell the unemployment office.
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