Rhode Island Unemployment if I am Laid off
Usually, in Rhode Island you have to have lost your job through no mistake of your own in order to obtain unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.
In about all cases, this means that if you get laid-off you are qualified for collecting unemployment benefits.
If you get laid-off from your job, you should right away apply for unemployment benefits.
Getting laid-off doesn’t mean that you were fired or you did something wrong. It means that the company that you worked for did not have adequate work for you to do, and could no longer pay for you to do your job.