10 Important Things to Know About Unemployment BenefitsAlan Henry8/08/14 3:40pmFiled to: jobscareersunemploymentemploymentquittingoffice gps2EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideShare to KinjaGo to permalink Unemployment benefits are no easy topic to get your head around. Some people say you can get them if you're fired, others say you have to be laid off. Others say you can "make them fire you" so you can get them. Reader Owen Landers explains the details.Owen explains exactly when you can claim unemployment benefits, how confusing it can be to pay into unemployment but claim in another, and more. Scroll down and check it out. He also penned it partially in response to our post about negotiating unemployment benefits from earlier in the week. Owen's post came to us via our Hackerspace reader-run sub-blog, without which we may not have noticed it. If you have great information like this to share, make sure you head over and get involved! Photo by Bernard Pollack.