I was laid off from my job on 2/8/08. My company paid me a lump sum payment of $13500 when I left the company. I was disqualified for Unemployment payments until May 17. All of my co-workers in other states (OH, VA, PA, etc) had this issue, but were able to resolve it when HR called and confirmed that severence was classed as our last day paid employment. I am getting no luck straightening this out here in Nebraska. Is the law different here? Should I appeal? Thanks!