If you have an attorney, you need to talk to that attorney right away. In most states, once you have been approved for Social Swecurity and have been determined as unable to do any substantial gainful activity, you are no longer eligible for unemployment - becasue in most states you have to verify that you are in fact able to work in order to collect unemplyment. Collecting both benefits will be considered fraud in many states, so while a short term month or two hardshiop soundfs bad, the alternative is worse.
In New York, to get unemployment you must not be disabled, and you must be able to work. See this link: http://unemploymenthandbook.com/state-unemployment-directory/71-new-york/959-new-york-unemployment-eligibility.
So, if you collect unemployment now, you are going to run into problems either with the State or with Social Security. I would advise you NOT to collect the additional unemployment for the 7 weeks.
I hope this helps. Best of luck to you!!.
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You cannot collect Unemployment and Disability benefits concurrently in New York State, it is a crime.
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