My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: Minnesota
I was laid off from my job on Weds. As part of my severence package, I get 10 weeks of salary continuance, getting paid every two weeks like a normal paycheck, so I will not be "offically" terminated according to their records until Feb 1st of next year, which means my unemployment wouldn't start until the second or third week in Feb. I used to work at a temp agency years ago, and have been in contact with them about picking up some work (one or two day jobs, or week long jobs, nothing long term) during this time period to sock away extra cash for my wedding next year. They've just made me "available" in their system, I haven't actually accepted a job from them yet. However, I'm concerned due to how this might affect my unemployment.
1) Would temping right now cause me to become ineligible for unemployment benefits, because I was technically employed by the temp agency before the offical lay-off date for my old job became effective?
2) Since I haven't actually taken a job from them yet, if I change my mind and tell them I'm not available, will I still be considered on their payroll for UI purposes, or am I only considered on their payroll when I actually take a position going forward?
3) If yes to 2, I contacted them before I got laid off (I knew it was coming) to see if they had any long term temp to hire positions available. They had a few but the price range was too low, so I declined those offers. But, as mentioned previously, I haven't actually worked there in almost 4 years. Will that effect my UI since it happened before I got laid off from my old full-time job?