After fmla leave is up, am I able to apply for unemployment?

My fmla expires in 4 days. I have diabetes and have an injury that was a result of my disease. Since my injury,I have been seeing a specialist who will not be releasing me to work. If I lose my job because of my inability to perform the duties required, will I be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits?
cindyoverseth
Asked Aug 04, 2010
Unemployment insurance is paid by your employer to compensate you if business conditions are such that they can no longer keep you on the payroll. If you are unable to work, that's not what the insurance is for.

HOWEVER, the current unemployment situation has become such a fluid thing with Congress passing so many new laws, I would advise you not to take my opinion as the final word. Contact the US Department of Labor at the link below and get your answer from the people who oversee unemployment benefits or ask your local unemployment office.

http://www.dol.gov/dol/contact/contact-email.htm

Rob
Answered Aug 04, 2010
Edited Aug 04, 2010
So if unemployement won't kick in, we ae just fired from our job with no income whatsoever.

That seems unreasonable.
jeff0263
Answered Jul 14, 2012

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