Severance pay and unemployment insurance.?

My friend worked for AT&T for 11 years. Her whole department was recently laid-off. She got a severance check for 28 weeks, plus 2 weeks for vacation time earned. When she went to file an unemployment claim, they told her she couldnt until 30 weeks has passed. (28 weeks severance+2 weeks vacation time =30 weeks.) I... show more My friend worked for AT&T for 11 years. Her whole department was recently laid-off. She got a severance check for 28 weeks, plus 2 weeks for vacation time earned. When she went to file an unemployment claim, they told her she couldnt until 30 weeks has passed. (28 weeks severance+2 weeks vacation time =30 weeks.) I think its BS that you have to use up your severance money and CAN'T collect unemployment money while looking for a new job. Thoughts?
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