CT Unemployment and Severance Pay?

I was laid off by Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. Mohegan Sun offered me a severance package which I agreed to. I was also told to file for CT unemployment immediately after the layoff. At which point, the Unemployment office stated that the case needs to be reviewed and it would take some time. 45+ days later, I got an answer from the Unemployment office, that I am allowed to collect both severance from the company along with my weekly unemployment checks. However, I was told that I cannot be paid a retro check for the 6 weeks of unemployment. That my claim, (although it started 6 weeks prior), can only be paid from the 7th or the 8th week. I was counting on the retro checks which totals over $3000 so that I can move to a different state and apply for a job. Is this legal. What state law in CT says that I can't receive a retroactive check. My point is that if they (unemployment office) are willing to pay the unemployment checks while I receive my severace pay, while will they NOT pay for the 6 weeks that I was legitamately unemployed. Any help is appreciated. Thank you very much.

Asked By: - 10/30/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
first benefits can start as early as the day you apply NOT the day you are approved, and in many cases they are paid retroactively. however benefits can NOT be paid retroactively due to a failure to apply... More
Answered By: michr - 10/31/2010
Additional Answers (2)
You don't lose the 6 weeks of benefits - your benefits period starts from the date you are approved. don't know why you were counting on retroactive payments, because Unemployment does not work that way.
Answered By: Piggiepants - 10/30/2010
Unemployment starts from the date of approval...........appeal if you wish.........
Answered By: kapn - 10/31/2010
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