Q) I have disability can I apply for unemployment
A) To receive unemployment benefits, you must be ready and able to work. You will also be required to actively seek employment. … Note, however, that you cannot receive unemployment if Social Security awards disability benefits. Only those who are genuinely searching for gainful work may be entitled to unemployment. If you get SSI, you also may be able to get other benefits, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For more information about SSI, read Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Publication No. 05-11000). After you receive disability benefits for 24 months, you’ll be eligible for Medicare.