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Can I collect unemployment benefits in Massachusetts if I was fired from my job for not being a "good fit"?

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According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, it is possible for people fired for poor performance to receive unemployment benefits in Massachusetts. However, terminations resulting from abuse of company policies or willful misconduct may result in ineligibility for unemployment.

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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development states that most unemployed workers are eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Exceptions include people who work for a religious organization, workers paid solely by commission and individuals who are self-employed. Once eligibility is established, proof of active job-seeking and readiness to begin new work is required to maintain eligibility.

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