My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California.
I will attempt make this as short as possible:
A. I resigned from my employer due to illness (medical condition)
B. I immediately applied and was approved for SDI benefits (California State Disability).
1. SDI is handled through EDD. However, it is a different and separate department that supposedly doesn't share information. The next day after my resignation, My doctor filled out several EDD documents supporting the fact that I was 100% disabled. Everything went smoothly while I collected SDI benefits.
C. My condition improved (alleviated) and I was diagnosed healthy and "able to work". I applied for Unemployment benefits approximately a week after the medical diagnosis stating that I was able to work, and a week after stopping SDI benefits.
D I received a Notice of Determination stating that I was denied UI benefits because "I quit my last job on my own, without medical advice to quit". I am, of course, appealing this decidion. In my appeal, I included copies of the EDD Doctor's certificate, which my doctor had been required to fill out during the application process for SDI benefits. These documents were filled out by my doctor during the period I resigned. They state that I was diagnosed 100% disabled. This document was filled out and dated the day after my resignation.
The basis of my appeal is that I had no choice but to resign. I lost my job through no fault of my own, I could not perform my job duties due to the effects of fully diagnosed and documented medical condition.
I feel that it SHOULD be an easy win, but, of course, I don't want to count my chickens before they are hatched. Any one with a similar experience? Or is there something I might have overlooked that can deny me benefits?