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Getting disability, does not cover wages, can I get unemployment?

unemployed_personQ) I just lost my job due to running out of fmla. i will be getting some disability, but does not cover my wages. i am not sure if i will be able to do this type of work again. and will be off for a number of weeks yet before i could look for work. do i also qualify for unemployment?

A) You cannot collect disability and unemployment benefits at the same time. Either you are physically able to work and can collect unemployment, or you are unable to work and can collect disability. You cannot be both able to work and unable to work at the same time.




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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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