Q) I am currently working for a healthcare provider and have only been here 6 months. I have just found out that I have to have a back surgery to removed 2 screws from a previous surgery. My company doe not offer short term disability and now are stating that they can not accommodate my leave of absence of 12 weeks even though that is the doctor’s recommendation. If I were to have surgery and was terminated due to not returning at the 4 week time the company is stating would I be eligible for any type assistance until I could find another position?
A) It is difficult to say for sure whether or not you would be eligible for any type of assistance if you were to have surgery and be terminated due to not returning at the 4 week time your company is stating. This would depend on a number of factors, including your state’s laws and your individual circumstances.
In general, however, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are terminated from your job due to a medical condition. You may also be eligible for disability benefits, depending on the severity of your condition and your state’s laws.
It is important to talk to a financial advisor or other expert to get more information about your specific situation and to find out what options are available to you.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- You may be eligible for a penalty-free waiting period if you are terminated for good cause.
- You may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits if you are able to find a part-time job.
- You may be eligible for other forms of financial assistance, such as food stamps or Medicaid.
It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you through this difficult time.
In most cases, if you quit your job you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if you left for a good reason such as not being paid, an unsafe or unhealthy work environment, a change in your job responsibilities, discrimination, health and safety risks on the job, or some types of family emergencies you may qualify for unemployment benefits.
General Requirements for Unemployment Benefits
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.