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Can I Draw unemployment benefits if I am currently receiving workers’ compensation temporary total disability benefits?

An example of this answer being ‘yes” is the following: You are receiving TTD benefits while recovering from your job injury and you are still an employee of your company. Then, out of the blue, your employer sends you a notice you have been terminated effective immediately.

First of all, the termination of employment does not stop your receipt of weekly TTD benefits. If you apply for unemployment immediately after termination, and tell the Unemployment Office you could work only light and limited work, you may be able to receive some form of unemployment benefits. But if you are taking the position that your job injury will not allow you to do any work at all in any capacity, and your doctor states you are totally disabled, even temporarily, then you are not eligible for unemployment benefits. To draw unemployment benefits, you must be able to perform work. Total but temporary disability work status due to a job injury eliminates your ability to draw unemployment benefits.

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