Can you collect unemployment while on FMLA?


People cannot collect unemployment benefits while on leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA protects a person's employment status during an approved voluntary leave that falls outside the parameters of being unemployed.

The FMLA was designed to provide protection against losing one's job because of a family medical issue. Its sole purpose is to protect a worker's status with the employer while on medical leave for an approved medical condition. The time off under FMLA is unpaid time, and the employee is expected to be able to take care of their own financial needs during an FMLA leave.

Q&A Related to "Can you collect unemployment while on FMLA?"
1. File for unemployment benefits. Answer all of the questions asked. You will not be asked if you are pregnant, but you will be asked if you are available for work. You can answer
FRAUD to start with. Plus I'm sure that there are other charges for defrauding the government that could be added on.
Guaranteed they were asking you to lie. If I recall, the form says "did you work this week, whether you were paid or not?" And then it asks how much the value of your
You can earn any amount of money while on unemployment
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United States workers who are out of work due to no fault of their own are eligible for unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks. When the unemployment rate is high, benefits may be paid for additional weeks... More »
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