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Old 04-28-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Do you know how, in California, to switch from unemployment benefits to State Disability benefits?

Is this something that's easy to do, or does EDD make it hell? I thought I could accept work so I applied for UI, but it's becoming clear and apparent that disability is what I should be on. My psychologist has approved the move and will fill out a certificate for me due to (several/severe) mental illnesses that prevent me from being gainfully employed.

If you have any suggestions please let me know. I'll probably be without any income as they transition since I cannot collect both at the same time, and I worry that if I am denied State Benefits for some reason that I will also wind up being ineligible to reopen for my UI benefits. e.g. they will say, "you filled for disability so you cannot accept work" after denying me SDI. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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One poster here recently was in your situation. She collected unemployment benefits, but doctor had said she should be on disability. She applied for disability but continued to collect unemployment until she was approved for disability.

Until you are classified disabled, it might hard for EDD to say you are not able to work, so continue to claim. Meanwhile pursue your disability options. If this is a federal Social Security Disability application, it may be quite a while before you are approved. Some go quickly, others wait nine months to a year or longer. Keep up the job search and keep claiming unemployment, meanwhile.

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Old 04-28-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Thanks. It is State Disability, not Federal.

I heard that the two programs are in conflict. Meaning, to collect UI you have to be able to accept work, yet for disability you have to be unable to work, so there is no way to collect both at the same time. EDD would not be okay with that, and this makes sense. But I am not sure if EDD would be okay with collecting one while moving to the other. I'm afraid to ask them; afraid they'll remove me from UI and leave me with nothing.

Do you know which poster had the similar situation? I'd like to try to dig it up and read what she said, or maybe contact her and ask.

Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Do you know which poster had the similar situation? I'd like to try to dig it up and read what she said, or maybe contact her and ask.
Actually, my apologies, I did not recall the circumstances correctly. This member had collected CA disability which ended and wondered about CA unemployment benefits if she ultimately got a job. This is it:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/18480341-post1.html

Probably won't answer your questions. She's posted only once. From her profile, it appears she has not returned this board since.

If I were you, I would NOT worry about EDD or contact them about this issue. Continue to do a work search, continue to claim, and work on getting a disability classification. Once you are classified disabled, you can cease claiming unemployment benefits.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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Thanks.
Does anyone else have experience with this, or advice on how to transition smoothly?
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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I just wanted to check if you were able to go from UI to SDI without any problems or denials. I applied for UI benefits and am waiting to see if I can get it but found out that I can apply for SDI so I wanted to apply for it. I wanted to see if you had any problems going from UI to SDI. If I can apply for both and see what happens.

Thanks.
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