Separation payment is made to an individual as a consequence of taking apart of his last employment. Separation payment is the take-home pay in the period of notice, accrued vacation pay, terminal leave pay, severance pay or accumulated sick leave payment.
A jobless individual who takes payment of separation will not be considered as unemployed. If in case the employer does not specify a period of time covered by the separation payment then the Commission will use the claimant's earlier payment rate to compute the covered time period. Computed payment will be added to the last day of his/her actual work to settle the date of the claimant who is no longer in payable status.
Generally, weekends are not considered while computing the time covered for the separation payments for the person who used to work five days a week. The effective date of the new claim is Sunday of the calendar week.