Can I collect unemployment while my disability claim is pending?

This is a complex question. Theoretically, one must be ready, willing and able to work to collect unemployment benefits. Accordingly, if you are disabled, theoretically you are not ready, willing and able to work. However, the Providence RI social security attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush know of some circumstances, mostly using “the grids,” where the receipt of unemployment benefits is not inconsistent with disability. We have strategized some legal arguments which may enable a client to receive unemployment benefits while applying for Social Security disability and which may dissuade a judge from holding your receipt of unemployment benefits against you when deciding your disability case. Call Marasco & Nesselbush if you need legal advice regarding this complex issue.