Disability benefits if unemployed

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:22 pm   Post subject: Disability benefits if unemployed  

I'm in California. After 11 month of employment, I was laid off 8 months ago. I'm currently receiving unemployment benefits.



I suffer from wrist tendinitis due to the excess use of the computer (HR/Payroll Manager- 10 hrs a day on computer) from a former employer of 2 years.

I was too busy to claim WC at the job (I did reported the condition to my boss, but I neglected to go to the doctor)



This condition got worse when I accepted an employment at my very last job of 11 months. I was new a the job and I didn't' want to compromise my employment.



After I was laid off, my condition has worsen.



Will I qualify for disability benefit if I stop my unemployment? and



Can I still report my injury to my former employer and get disability and medical benefits? Which employer should I report the injury? if not, what are my best options? thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:07 am   Post subject:   

Workers comp and disability insurance are two completely different things. Unless you have an individual disability policy there aren't any disability benefits likely to occurr in your future.



Social security will require your disability to be irrevocable and preventing you from doing any occupation for which you are appropriately trained.



Filling a workers' comp claim is iffy, find a good property and casualty agent who works mostly on the business side, they can advise you further. If you are looking for a place to go to find this, start out with your car insurance agent, they may know someone.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:01 pm   Post subject:   

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After I was laid off, my condition has worsen.
How is that possible? You weren't still on a key board 10 hrs a day right?



Have you went to a doc? Is this like a carpal tunnel thing that can be corrected?


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