However, if you are retired and are actively seeking work, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits under the same conditions as all other unemployed workers.
Your weekly benefit rate may be reduced, however, if:
You receive a pension from an employer for whom you worked in the 18 months before you filed your claim
that work made you eligible for or increased the amount of your pension
your employer contributes more than 50% toward your pension
The amount of the weekly benefit rate reduction is as follows:
If you did not contribute towards your pension, your benefit rate will be reduced by the weekly equivalent of your pension.
If you contributed less than 50% of the total value of your pension, the reduction is one-half the weekly equivalent of your pension.
If you contributed 50% or more or if you rolled your pension over to a qualifying IRA account, there is no pension reduction.
You must notify the Telephone Claims Center if you become eligible for a pension while you are receiving benefits. Failure to do so may result in you having to repay benefits you received. The Telephone Claims Center will make a determination of any reduction in your unemployment benefit amount.