Q. I retired as a FERS employee in 1999 with 26 years of service. I was 48 years old. I returned to work full time in the private sector February 2007. I was laid off 02/28/14 due to downsizing in the company.
Texas is the only state I have worked in. Am I eligible for Texas unemployment benefits? I am still able to work.
A. As a rule, retirees aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. However, the decision on your eligibility for those benefits is up to your state employment office.