Will I qualify for unemployment after my long tern disability ends?

While being employed, I went on a STD, and then on a LTD. My company terminated me on the day when I went on their LTD plan. Now due to the LTD restrictions this benefit will end soon, and I will no longer receive LTD benefits. Can I get unemployment after my LTD ends? I was paying taxes on my LTD income.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were terminated by your employer while on disability, you certainly can make an application for unemployment benefits even though you were on disability. In fact, I suggest that you make an application for such benefits sooner rather than later since you no longer have a job even though you are receiving long term disability.

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