They stop my workmen comp because the doctor said my condition is permanent and stationary and I did not get a settlement for they I apply for state disability and ssdi and I am still waiting so I wonder can I apply for unemployment
Applying for unemployment benefits and disability benefits are generally at odds with each other. When you file for unemployment benefits, you are stating you are ready and available to work. When you file for Social Security disability benefits (SSI and SSDI), you are stating you are not able to engage in any full-time employment. Given those two statements could be viewed as at odds with each other, you could be viewed by the unemployment agency, the Social Security Administration, or both of the agencies as making a false statement. I would suggest, if you are unable to work in any full-time capacity, file for SSDI/SSI. If you are capable of working and earning more than $1220/month and can't find work, file for unemployment. Use the "find a lawyer" tab above should you choose to go the route of filing for Social Security benefits.
You are not entitled to unemployment insurance benefits if you are not ready, willing and able to perform full time work and are not presently looking for such work.
Good luck to you.
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While I generally agree with the two prior answers there is a possible way to truthfully obtain both benefits. If, for example, you were over 50 and had past work that was at least "light" as the SSA defines that term, you could alleged an ability to perform "sedentary" work and thus able to work for purposes of unemployment yet still "disabled" for purposes of SSD. Nevertheless, I advise caution.
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Your main question has already been answered with very good advice by other attorneys. However, I wanted to just let you know that the State has deadlines for applying for their benefits. I purely handle Social Security disability cases, but many of my clients also receive State benefits for the first year that they are off of work. The State allows you to apply for benefits on the 9th day that you are off of work, but your application must be submitted no later than 49 days after the first date your disability began or the claim is considered to be a late claim and could jeopardize your benefits. State disability is much easier to obtain than Social Security disability, but you have to pay close attention to the State deadlines.
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