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I retired at 49 can I file for unemployment?

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Laws in the United States vary from state to state as they are set by each locale's unemployment agency. The rules in your state may be different, but most require that you be unemployed involuntarily or for a reason that is "not your fault." Retiring does not qualify in this category, so your claim will likely be denied.

Follow up with your state's unemployment agency for more accurate descriptions of local eligibility.
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