Disability During Unemployment Benefits - General Information
If you become totally disabled more than 14 days after your last day of work in covered employment, you may be eligible for benefits under the Disability During Unemployment (DDU) program.
To claim DDU benefits, you must meet all of the requirements of the Unemployment Compensation Law, except for the ability to work. You must also be under the care of a legally licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor, or practicing psychologist or advanced practice nurse.
If you have an Unemployment claim or Family Leave During Unemployment claim and become disabled during the benefit year, you may be paid disability benefits against that claim. If you do not have an unemployment claim, the filing of a DDU claim will start a benefit year for you.