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.
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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