To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Monetary (earnings) eligibility: You must have earned enough money in the past 18 months for Illinois to establish a weekly benefit amount. This can be determined at the time of filing.
Acceptable reason of separation: No-fault circumstance that leads to the termination of employment, such as a layoff or discharge.
If you feel that the basic criteria is satisfied,please go ahead and file for benefits.