developing a medical condition that keeps you from performing your essential job duties?
(Great Falls, Montana)
During the years that I have been employed with the state of Montana I have developed severe fibromyalgia. While I am able to work with the pain, the "fibro-fog" mental unclearity is causing BIG problems with the accuracy and timeliness of my work. My employer hasn't said anything about firing me. I haven't even been disciplined. I think she understands because she has fibromyalgia too. Of course my condition is medically documented. I just want to know if it is possible to quit and receive UI while I search for a new job or apply for disability (which will most likely be denied) I am also considering vocational rehab services to transition into another profession. I currently work in social services.
Medically documented isn't quite the same thing as having a medical recommendation to leave the work because it is not suitable or harmful to your medical condition.
I cannot find a precedent manual for MT, but the statute which references an individual's illness as being good cause for quitting .. contains language which I think could very well prohibit you from doing what you would like to do .. if collecting benefits is what you are wanting to do.Disqualifications for benefits in Montana