It's been my experience that most employers only inform an employee if there are no benefits available because they do not pay for the program. As I have said dozens of times both in the text of this article and in answers to the many questions posed both in comments and in this forum, one should ALWAYS apply for unemployment benefits regardless of why they have separated from their employer. Our tax dollars go to pay people who work at the state unemployment office, so let them do their job that your money and mine are going to pay for. Apply for benefits and let the people at the unemployment determine through their investigation whether or not you qualify for benefits or whether benefits are available. Most companies do pay for the program, so don't waste time trying to second guess whether yours does or not. Apply.