Can You Claim Unemployment While On FMLA

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Just Wondering - March 13

Can you claim unemployment while on FMLA if sick, vacation and personal days have expired?

 

mel - March 13

I don't know for sure....but I'm thinking the answer would be no. to even have FMLA you have to be employed, which would disqualify you for unemployment. call the unemployment office and ask though.

 

To Just Wondering - March 13

Check out laborlawtalk.com then click under maternity, then you can find answers to your question.

 

L - March 13

No, you can collect one or the other.

 

jp - March 14

no - you are still employed - just under the protection of FMLA... If you claim unemployment - you risk losing your job and FMLA won't apply - one or the other....

 

Luna - March 14

No, because you are still employed - FMLA guarantees that you are employed. Also, you can't get unemployment compensation if you quit - it has to be Through No Fault of Your Own.

 

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