Can I draw unemployment on medical leave?

Clarine asked 4 months ago
1 Answer
Jean Staff replied 4 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.