Sunday, August 7, 2011

NEW YORK UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE - HEARINGS AND APPEALS - CAPABILITY OF EMPLOYMENT - CASE NO. 6

A quick read of page 6 of the Claimant's Handbook of the DOL would indicate that having a disability that prevents a claimant from working would not preclude the claimant from unemployment insurance benefits. I am of course referring to the section which states:

"If you are a person with a disability who is unable to access our services without the assistance of another person, you may allow another person to assist provided you are present each time the services are accessed including the entry of the PIN. You will be held accountable for the actions of your agent and may be subject to penalties including forfeiture of benefits if you are not present when your agent accesses our services."

It would appear that a "person with a disability who is unable to access our services without the assistance of another person" is also a person who is not able to work.

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