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I should be having surgery, I have a job they don’t have medical leave. Can I get unemployment benefits?

Q) I should be having surgery in the months ahead. I have a job they don’t have medical leave. So I would be off work for 6 weeks no pay. Soon as I’m heeled. I will go rite back to work can I file? I’m a single mother I can’t be off that long with no pay. I’m a hair stylist. So I use my hands ever day. So my dr. Said it needs to be done! Can I get unemployment benefits?

A) You will not be able to claim unemployment benefits for medical leave. According to the Department Of Labor – Currently, there are no federal legal requirements for paid sick leave. For companies subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Act does require unpaid sick leave. FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain medical situations for either the employee or a member of the employee’s immediate family. In many instances paid leave may be substituted for unpaid FMLA leave.

Employees are eligible to take FMLA leave if they have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, and have worked for at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months, and work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles. https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/sickleave

 


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  1. I have not worked in nine years. I keep getting letters from Michigan Dept of Labor saying they are offering me more unemployment money, You can’t go to their office, it seems to be closed, you can’t talk to anyone on the phone, you just get a recording telling you to go online and appeal to get more benefits.
    I mailed in and emailed in and faxed in fraud reports, I get back a nice letter telling me how to file to get more benefits.
    Now I get a 1099 for $5,500.00 that I am supposed to pay tax on.
    So I sent another fraud report and today I get a letter from them saying I am approved for more benefits and how to appeal their decision and try to get een more benefits.
    I have received no money from them, I asked where they were sending the money, no reply. They have my address to send me info on getting more benefits, so where are they sending the money?
    China? Russia? This is pure insanity.

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