Q) I’m going on maternity leave and I was told that I can file for unemployment during that time. So my question is if that is so how do I go about doing that.
A) You are generally not entitled to unemployment benefits if you are on maternity leave – The 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.