Collecting unemployment while on maternity leave if already collecting benefits before leave


Currently collecting unemployment due to losing 1 of my two jobs. I will be going on maternity leave in a couple months will I still be granted unemployment benefits even if I am still actively looking for work just not working and not making any money from my remaining job?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 13, 2012 4:26 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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John Otto
You have to be physically able to work and actively working to collect unemployment benefits. I don't know the nature of your maternity leave. If you're able to work, but you're taking maternity leave from your one job, because your employer grants that as a matter of policy, then I don't see any reason you shouldn't get it for the job you lost. To be safe and to avoid getting benefits you might later have to pay back, I would contact the unemployment office and explain the situation to them.

posted by John Otto  |  Jun 18, 2012 08:46 AM [EST]

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