User voted No.
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Sep 29, 2015

I don't believe so. Here is a website where you can see the maximum pay out per week of unemployment benefits, and the maximum amount of weeks you can receive benefits:


Keep in mind that many people get considerably less than these maximums. Unemployment benefits might inspire people to see if they can get by eating only scrambled eggs and Ramen noodles, they might tempt people to run up their credit card debt to pay the utility bills, gas up the car to drive to interviews, maybe even pay their rent, if their landlord/landlady accepts credit cards. But the idea that people would either become unemployed or remain unemployed just to collect this money? I really doubt it.

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