You're right. It is earned...by working at least 6 months in a job and being laid off. So he could potentially not work for years and years, get a little job for 6 months, and then draw unemployment. Then get another job for 6 months, etc., etc.
You're not disqualified from collecting unemployment if you're working, but it does offset your benefit. What I wonder is if Mr. Berger is reporting his current earnings to DC and if they are adjusting that benefit. Many people really know how to work the system.
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