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I am a bus driver. I failed physical due to high blood pressure. Can I file unemployment for days I was off work?

Q) I am a school bus driver. I was sent for a DOT physical exam on Jan.29. I failed the physical due to high blood pressure. I was told I could not return to work until I pass the physical, which I am scheduled to retake on Feb.6. If I pass the physical and return to work that day, or the next day, I will not have the 8 days out of work to qualify for disability benefits. Can I then file a claim for unemployment for the days I was out of work? If so, under what reason? Thank you!

A) If you are suffering from an illness (high blood pressure) or injury, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits until you are once again well and able to work. However, an employee who has a disability and could work if provided a reasonable accommodation generally will be considered able to work.




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  1. I have not worked in nine years. I keep getting letters from Michigan Dept of Labor saying they are offering me more unemployment money, You can’t go to their office, it seems to be closed, you can’t talk to anyone on the phone, you just get a recording telling you to go online and appeal to get more benefits.
    I mailed in and emailed in and faxed in fraud reports, I get back a nice letter telling me how to file to get more benefits.
    Now I get a 1099 for $5,500.00 that I am supposed to pay tax on.
    So I sent another fraud report and today I get a letter from them saying I am approved for more benefits and how to appeal their decision and try to get een more benefits.
    I have received no money from them, I asked where they were sending the money, no reply. They have my address to send me info on getting more benefits, so where are they sending the money?
    China? Russia? This is pure insanity.

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