Is it OK if I file for unemployment insurance while I am waiting to learn if I got approved for SSDI?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Is it OK if I file for unemployment insurance while I am waiting to learn if I got approved for SSDI?

Asked on November 16, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming you are presently unemployed there is nothing improper for you seeking unemployment benefits while you are seeking to get approved for SSDI. Under the laws of all states in this country it is allowable for a person who qualifies for both to get both benefits at the same time.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unemployment and SSDI are separate, and have seperate eligibility requirements. If you were terminated from your job and NOT "for cause" (that is, not due to some reason such as insubordination, violation of company policy, theft or assault at work, excessive absenteeism, etc.) you may well be eligible for unemployment and should apply for it. If you resigned/quit or were terminated for cause, then no--you would not be eligible.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption