Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance will notice changes to eligibility
requirements beginning on, Saturday, Oct. 1.
These new rules are part of a law passed by the General Assembly making
several changes to unemployment insurance over the next year, the Indiana
Department of Workforce Development (DWD) said in a statement released on
“This is a part of an overall push to make the system fair for employers and
the unemployed alike,” DWD Commissioner Mark Everson said. “These provisions
continue our efforts to close eligibility loopholes.”
The following changes take effect on Oct. 1:
•Employees who accept payment in exchange for voluntarily resigning or
retiring are no longer eligible for unemployment insurance.
•Severance pay for all individuals will be deducted from unemployment
insurance benefits. For example: if you receive eight weeks of severance
pay, you will not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits until Week
More information about unemployment insurance is available in the claimant
handbook, located at