Not clear if Dr. said no work until further notice...sounds more like a short-term disability issue. Does your employer have a disability insurance benefit?
In some instances (because you were not fired for misconduct or quit because you wanted to), this would be an acceptable reason for UI if you need to resign your job.
Please consult an employment lawyer who can review your actual medical condition and all relevant facts with you.
No, not legally. To qualify for unemployment you must be ready, willing, and able to work. Mr. Spellman is spot on: this is a disability issue. Please check the link for information regarding NY State disability benefits for off the job injuries.
Good luck and get better!
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1. Did you notify your employer of this?
2. What did they say or do?
3. Did you attempt to return to work when able to do so? What happened?
4. Do you have any paperwork from employer or you to employer to confirm any of above?
Answering the above would help an unemployment benefits lawyer answer your question.
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