IDES Response to "Laid-off" or "Retired" Question:
United is asking me to choose between two optional statuses: laid off or retired. Remaining employed at United is not an option. My question is, "Will I be able to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits if I choose either "laid off" or "retired?"
Since staying employed is not an option, neither choice should adversely affect your eligibility. Of course, neither choice by itself is sufficient to result in an eligibility determination because other factors are considered.