can a person collect unemployment after a two year disability?
My husband went out on long term temporary disability on june of 2007 after working for a year at a company. He have a devastating lumbar spine injury and after 2 LONG years & 3 surgeries he is doing well enough to go spinal column to work. Will he be able to apply for unemployment benefits now? OOps! forgot to put in that the comapy he was working for DID fire him after being out on short term disability as of March 2008.( no longer able/ predisposed to hold his positon of customer service rep.) he was an assistant supervisor for a warehouse for 9 years before being out of a job in feb 2006. I got him a position with my company that June of 2006 and he worked in attendance until getting hurt ( NOT at work) on 5/30 2007. I feel he SHOULD be eligible for something?! He DID pay into unemployment for the year that he WAS working. Corretc? Thanks again! :)
heck no, severance is when you get FIRED from a job, he COULD collect disability though and should have when he get hurt.. but you can only get unemployment if you catch fired from your job... sorry about your husband getting hurt..... i know how bad spine injuries hurt..
Heck no! He's not unemployed, he's a person returning to the workforce after a long spell of disability. Unemployment is only for the recently unemployed.
Unemployment benefits are base on employment income from the previous five quarters (i.e. 1 1/4 years). Your husband would not be eligible.
If your husband can certify that he is "prepared and able" to work, I would consider filing for unemployment benefits. Please remember that there is an interplay between workers comp. and dismissal. One possibility would be to seek benefits from the comp. system while retraining to a less physically demanding job. You hold a government handing out money to all who ask. So, it would be the appropriate time aim a rehabilitation benefits program under the laws of your state. It is difficult to give an full answer because we do not know what type of work your husband be performing on his date of injury.