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I am on medical leave, am I eligible for weekly unemployment benefits?

Q) I am on medical leave for a back injury…short term disability has denied my claim….am I eligible for weekly unemployment benefits?

A) You will not be eligible for unemployment benefits if you take medical leave. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act and you cannot work. In order to qualify for unemployment benefits one of the requirements is you must be able and available to work and you must be actively seeking employment. So while on medical leave you would generally not qualify if you are unable to work.

You also must be unemployed through no fault of your own. Medical leave does not classify you as being unemployed. You are still employed – you were just given some time off from work to recover from your illness. If however, you have certain restrictions because of your illness and your employer had forced you to take medical leave despite your ability and willingness to work, then you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. You will have to prove that despite your medical restriction you were fully capable of doing your job.

Can I get unemployment if my hour get cut.

Q) Can I get unemployment if my hour get cut. A) You may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. If your hours have been reduced you may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. Most people who collect unemployment are out of work, but partial unemployment benefits allow those who are still working to claim benefits… Continue Reading

I applied for reemployment benefits., Getting Status of Workforce Registration…

Q) I’ve applied for reemployment benefits but keep getting the following message: Status of Workforce Registration from Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM). I’ve done everything I’ve needed and have redone the wizard, etc., over and over just in case. I’m receiving their emails so I don’t know what else to do. And getting a human when… Continue Reading

just been released,, looking to acquire unemployment benefits

Q) I have just been released from my job and I’m looking to acquire unemployment benefits A) To apply for unemployment insurance benefits you should: Contact your state’s unemployment insurance benefit office as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. In most states you can apply online.Generally, you should file your claim with the state where… Continue Reading

If I get fired can I get unemployment?

Q) If I get fired can I get unemployment and if how long and what is the pay based on? A) Unemployment benefits is there to help you if you lose your job through no fault of your own. So if you believe that you were terminated wrongfully you are entitled to apply for unemployment… Continue Reading

If you worked for a non-profit and they don’t pay into the system? Are you eligible for unemployment ?

Q) What if you worked for a non-profit in a state where you don’t live and they don’t pay into the system? Are you eligible to collect unemployment ? A) Unfortunately not all non-profit organizations are required to pay state unemployment insurance taxes, only those that meet specific staffing and wage requirements. These requirements are… Continue Reading