Can you collect temporary disability and unemployment?

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Can you collect temporary disability and unemployment?

I am collecting unemployment as the result of my job closing and loss of work. I will be needing surgery and out for at least 2 months. Can I collect temporary disability and my unemployment?

Asked on October 29, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you have an unemployment claim and become disabled during the benefit year, you may be paid disability benefits against that claim. If you do not have an unemployment claim, the filing of a Disability During Unemployment claim will start a benefit year for you.  If you are collecting unemployment benefits and become disabled, notify the Division of Unemployment Insurance, immediately (contact the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance, PO Box 387, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0387, (609) 292-7060 directly).


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