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Can I Get Unemployment If I Am Pregnant And Can't Work?

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Can I get unemployment if I am pregnant and can't work because the doctor put me on restrictions that stops me from doing the work I was hired to do, but I can do things there, but my employer says they don't have a position for me doing that.
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Well I can tell you this I'm not sure what state you are in but you need to call your local career center the place that helps you find a job and ask them the number for unemployment speak with them and ask your question I'm not saying you will qualify but I know that you have to work so many months and so many quarters that's how the state does it pregnancy in employers eyes in so excuse but hope you find a job while carrying the little on hope that helped out.
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Suhail Ajmal answered
If you are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and  have been paying contributions to the Fund then you can get unemployment. Click here for more information.
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Fred Jones answered
There are many variables to look at here. 1) you have only been there 3 months 2) are you going to be fired or do you intend to take maternity leave

Do a search on the web for unemployment in your state and see what sites come up. Most states have a website that will explain details and give you some contacts so you can get your questions answered.
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Michelle poston answered
Just to let you know that if you are not able to do your job. Your job could be terminated and you will not be able to file for unemployment. This indeed happened to me when I was placed on bed rest with my 2nd child. Oreillys auto parts said I could not lift the 50 lbs required to do my job they fired me and I could not draw unemployment because I was unable to do my job. I was taken off bed rest then I filed again because they refused to rehire me and I was turned down by Alabama UC again. I lost my car and almost lost everything before I was able to give birth and find another job. PS no one would hire a PG women at lease that's what I found to be true. Good luck.
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Fred Jones answered
I would not think so as you are on a leave of absence, not unemployed. This is a benefit that is mandated by the state so that you still have employment after having the child.
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Robyn Rothman answered
One usually has to be available to work in order to collect unemployment. Most women can still work up to a certain point during pregnancy.
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Anonymous answered
I am currently unemployed for the past 6 months an now am pregnant. I want to go to school through unemployment but can I tell them I'm pregnant or will they take my unemployment away
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jerusiah rich answered
I was put on restrictions and told I can't work at my job, due to me being pregnant with twins. I push 3000 lb, paper rolls and now I'm being told that I may not get short term disibility. What can I do? Can I collect unemployment? If only my job had light duty, I wouldn't be in this mess. I thought that paying for disibility for the past 5 years would have taken care of this.
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You have to be ready and willing to work to claim benefits.  If you get fired, it will depend on the reason you got fired if you get unemployment.  All you can do is file, and see if you get it.  Your old employer has to fill out paperwork for the reason you were fired.  If you do get unemployment, you have to be careful on how you claim; if you are sick don't claim that day, or be careful if you do:  The Department of Labor checks on what you say to employers and to doctors.  For example, during one year that I claimed, I was working for a temp agency.  Told the temp agency that I was going back to school.  I didn't tell The Department of Labor on time, and they found out because of paperwork that the temp agency filled out.  I had to pay overpayment, and it was taken out of my taxes.  This year I am claiming, and I'm pregnant.  I'm 32 weeks, and because of the president extending the eligibility dates for benefit extensions, I can claim benefits up till my benefit year ending date.  At that point, I might have to reclaim for another benefit year ending date.  Mine is 7/11/2010, my due date is 6/25/2010, so after I have the baby, I can still claim but I have to say that I wasn't available for work because my ob won't have cleared me yet.  AND I'll probably get less amount per week too.

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