Disqualifications - Disability During Unemployment
To be eligible for Disability During Unemployment benefits, you must meet all the requirements of the Unemployment Compensation Law, except for the ability to work. The disqualification provisions of the Temporary Disability Benefits Law also apply to your claim.
To qualify for Disability During Unemployment benefits you must:
- Otherwise be eligible for unemployment benefits, except for your disability.
- Be under the care of a legally licensed physician, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist, chiropractor or psychologist who certifies your total inability to work.
- If you were disqualified on an unemployment insurance claim for any reason other than the inability to work and the benefit year is still current, the disqualification will remain in effect on your Disability During Unemployment Claim.
- If you voluntarily quit without good cause directly connected to your job, you will be disqualified and the disqualification will remain in effect until you satisfy an earnings requirement
- If you were fired for misconduct, you will be disqualified for the six weeks following the date of the discharge.
Some claimants are sent certain questionnaires after their claim is received. These questionnaires ask for information which must be received before a determination can be made on the facts. Unless these questionnaires are completed and returned, the claim will be determined ineligible and will remain ineligible until the requested information is supplied.