Unemployment Benefits While On B-2

My question is on unemployment benefits-is it illegal to collect unemployment benefits while on a B2 visa. I was on H1B and my 60 days are over so I moved to B2 (pending). I received unemployment benefits for the 60 days grace period which is legal. However, the question is how about after 60 days? I stay in California and EDD said they will look at my case and make a decision if I continue to get benefits after 60 days. My only concern is I don't want to collect benefits now that may cause issues later for GC.

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The extended unemployment benefits were for all US workers. They were not just for green card holders or US citizens. As far as I know this should not be a problem. 

I have an article about what is allowed and what is not allowed on my Linkedin page

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