Unemployment Benefits and Workers Compensation

Are you allowed to collect unemployment benefits and workers compensation at the same time?

 

In this video, Jerry A. Gambino, experienced Buffalo Workers Compensation Attorney explains if you are entitled to collect both unemployment benefits and workers compensation if you’ve been injured at work. If you have questions about your workers compensation case, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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  • A person could receive workers compensation and unemployment at the same time, such as when a person is no longer totally disabled, is only partially disabled, but still cannot perform the duties of their regular job, and their employer refuses to take them back on light duty and with restrictions.
  • Although workers compensation benefits will be reduced to a partial rate, a worker can apply for unemployment as long as he has earned enough work credits during the period leading up to his application for unemployment.
  • Collecting unemployment and workers compensation at a partial rate, can help pay the bills.

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