Q) I was out of work for 6 weeks due to illness (hospitalization) and my employer only has workmen’s compensation. My illness started while on vacation and continued when I returned home. Per workmen’s compensation, I do not receive coverage. Can I receive a benefit/coverage ($$) from the unemployment office for this unpaid time? I reside in Florida. Thanks so much for your assistance in this matter.
A) Your situation does not qualify for unemployment benefits – The general requirement for unemployment insurance benefits are:
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.