My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
Hi...I had back surgery in November 2009 and have been on State Disability since then. My doctor still thinks I need some time to heal, but we want to believe I will be "Willing, ready and able" to work in the next 2 months before or when my state disability claim expires.
1. Is there such a thing as an extension of state disability beyond the 52 weeks?
2. Can I apply for Unemployment Insurance even though I have only been receiving state disability income? Am I disqualified because I have not been working or receiving regular wages?
I can't seem to find these answers ANYwhere. I don't want to screw myself. I tried a part-time job last month and was in too much pain and had to quit...so I am faced with the possibility of SSDI as well. I'd rather go on UI and believe I can force myself to work, but can I?
Thank you in advance for your responses...xoxooxx, Dragon Fly