Layoff with severance - unemployment?

In PA, if someone is laid off but has several months of severance pay, can they collect unemployment while they're still getting severance? Does it matter if they get a lump sum or get the severance over a period of time like their regular pay would have been, if they're already laid off? When should they... show more In PA, if someone is laid off but has several months of severance pay, can they collect unemployment while they're still getting severance? Does it matter if they get a lump sum or get the severance over a period of time like their regular pay would have been, if they're already laid off? When should they apply for unemployment, immedicately when they are laid off, or when the severance period ends?
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