Vesper, WI asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin

Q: Fired from my job because I got hurt and currently receiving Social Security can I get unemployment benefits in WI.

Permanant restrictions can only do seditary work but still able to work full time. Can I receive wisconsin unemployment benefits because I got hurt on the job and collecting unemployment? My job couldn't accomidate my seditary recommendations from my doctor so he fired me. I have been able to work for about a year now and i just found out that it is possible to get unemployment. Please help

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Nick Passe
Nick Passe
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: You should be able to receive unemployment benefits unless you were let go because of fairly serious misconduct. I do not know if receipt of unemployment benefits would lead to a partial or dollar-for-dollar reduction in your eligibility for disability benefits.

A: You did not specify if your Social Security benefits were Disability benefits or Retirement benefits. Each state unemployment agency has different rules regarding the receipt of Social Security while on unemployment. You should check with your state employment agency for it's rules on this.

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