Q) I am currently employed but am out on leave and about to have surgery. I am not eligible for short term disability because I do not have insurance through my work. I am covered under my girlfriends insurance and they will not pay me short term either. Can I file for temporary unemployment?
A) You most likely will not qualify for unemployment as General requirement for unemployment insurance benefits is:
Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim.
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.