Can I draw unemployment on medical leave?

Clarine asked 11 months ago
1 Answer
Jean Staff replied 11 months ago
Hi Clarine,

If you're receiving paid sick or family leave, you generally would be ineligible for unemployment benefits since you are still receiving pay. Here are a couple of sources on the topic:

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200312-0

https://www.jjkeller.com/learn/news/042020/May-employees-receive-unemployment-while-on-unpaid-FMLA-leave

However, I would still confirm with your state unemployment agency.

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