My employer told me that I am being furloughed; am I eligible for unemployment? Customer Support April 14, 2020 13:39 Updated Follow It depends on how the furlough will affect your pay: If the furlough is a fully paid furlough the answer is no. If your pay was cut or eliminated the answer is yes. Related articles How long does it take to process my claim after it is filed? Are employees eligible for UI benefits if an employer "furloughs" them temporarily? How do I check the status of my claim? Am I eligible for unemployment? My employer said he/she filed on my behalf (employer mass filed (partial) claim) and submitted to the state. Do I still need to file an individual claim? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.