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Am I eligible for unemployment if laid off because of medical reasons

unemployed_personQ) Am I eligible for unemployment if I get laid off because of medical reasons for my car accident?

A) One of the general rule for unemployment benefit eligibility is to “Be physically able to work”. IF you are laid off because of medical reasons this means you are not physically able to work. You also need to “Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work” and “Be actively looking for work.” – You may want to inquire about getting disability benefits.

General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Be totally or partially unemployed.
Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own.
Be physically able to work.
Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work.
Be actively looking for work.
Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid.




2 Responses to Am I eligible for unemployment if laid off because of medical reasons

  1. I applied and was denied unemployment in November 2013. I was off work due to herniated discs In back. I was available for “light duty” work and was told by employer I had to wait until ready for full duty. I applied for unemployment to cover my bills while off work. When contacted by State Unemployment office I was told my employer stated “I Quit” and my benefits were denied. I’m still unemployed without income and need my case reevaluated please. I’ve constantly searched for work. I also lost my health insurance which has halted my medical process on my back. Thank You.

  2. If you were injured on the job I recommend you look at applying for Disability benefits. In order to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits you need to be ™”available for full-time work for which you are fitted by prior training or experience”.

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