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Been on short term disability, lost my job, can I file unemployment?

Unemployment-QuestionQ) I have been on short term disability due to knee surgery. During this time my employer had a workforce reduction, I lost my job. Not sure when I will be released to work. Is there a time limit to file, will I be able to file unemployment when released to work even if it is 2 or 3 months after I was released?

A) If you are on short term disability you are generally not entitled to unemployment insurance benefits. You should be able to file after being off disability if you have completed your state required work hours. The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:

Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.

Due to the fact the each state administrates their unemployment benefit program differently and has different eligibility requirements it’s always best to visit your state website to view that information. After viewing the eligibility requirements you can (on some State’s Unemployment Website) file your claim online. https://unemploymentoffice.us/unemployment-eligibility-requirements-state/




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