If I Get Fired While On Long Term Disability, Can I Collect Unemployment?

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Aisha answered
Yes you can apply for unemployment benefits if you were fired because of long term disability. It was no fault of your own. The company fired you because of no good reason except your disability which is no fault of your own.
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Tracie Weld
Tracie Weld commented
Depending on how long you are disabled you can fill out paperwork with your employer to be under the Family Medical Leave Act and then they can't fire you.
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Anonymous commented
I'm in the same spot! I was on LTD and they cut off my bennys; I still was unable to work so they terminated me after 14 years of work! :(
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Fred Jones answered
Long Term Disability? Is this something that happened at work? If so, consult an attorney as it may be that your employer is trying to get out of being sued for something they truly are responsible for.

If it is something that happened away from work, did you apply for a leave of absence or anything of the sort? If so, then you are fully delegable for unemployment. Call your local unemployment office (do a web search and it will give you contact info) and get things rolling.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If I am getting long term disability could I also receive my unemployment benefits.
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Anonymous answered
If you're working and collecting LTD, you might be in violation of the law. Best to clam up, collect your LTD and view your situation as a simple pay cut.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I'm in the Same situation! I was on LTD and cut my benefits off, and I couldn't work! They than fired me! 14 years off work and this is what I get!
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Anonymous answered
You either can work or you can't....you can not have unemployment and disability. Simple as that! If you file for unemployment and Social Security or LTD finds out, your benefits could be denied or cut!
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Anonymous answered
Can I be on LTD and still work?  Will I have to repay benefits from LTD if I work for an employer and get a W-2 at the end of the year?

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