SSD and Unemployment

This is a discussion on SSD and Unemployment within the Employment and Labor Law Questions forums, part of the Legal Questions & Answers Forum category; I just got laid off but because I was only working 12 hours a week and am on Social Security Disability I am not eligible for unemployment compensation. I don't ...

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    SSD and Unemployment

    I just got laid off but because I was only working 12 hours a week and am on Social Security Disability I am not eligible for unemployment compensation. I don't think that's fair because I paid into unemployment and I depended on my paycheck and it will take me three times as long as anyone else to find a job. Even if they only gave me $15/week it'd be $60 more a month then I'll get now.


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    I am not familiar with unemployment and social security law. However if what you are stating is accurate and that is the law, it is just an unfortunate situation. I recommend contacting a local attorney who specializes in this area of law to better advise you. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can contact your local BAR association to see if they can recommend a free legal clinic.
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    I do know that you can't combine disability with any other kind of government help. The disability is dominant over everything else. It's frustrating, but that's our system.

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    To be eligible for unemployment in Florida, you have to have worked full time and for 6 months. It can be different jobs but it has to equal 6 months of full time work. If I am correct full time here is 38 hours a week.


 

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