Unemployment and federal pension

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Q. If one is federally retired but actively seeking employment, does this disqualify him based on the of his pension from unemployment benefits.  I live in Texas.

A. Since you haven’t been laid off, the odds of your being eligible are next to zero. However, that decision will have to be made by your state’s employment office.

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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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    • The rules governing entitlement to unemployment compensation aren’t uniform. They are set by each state. To find out if you qualify, you’ll have to check with your state’s employment office.

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