I want to know if I will get or be denied Kentucky unemployment benefits
I am from Kentucky.
About two and a half weeks ago I slipped in my home and found out I had torn all the ligaments in my knee. The doctor told me i could not return to work until I saw a orthopedic doctor and that 99% of the type of injury i sustained would require surgery.
I took the doctor excuse in and showed it to my store manager at Wendy’s and told him to make a copy. He said all he needed to do was see it so I showed him and for the past two and a half weeks I have been trying to get in to see someone about my knee.
But, because I am low income and have no insurance its very hard to get seen by ANYONE without paying upfront 400 dollars.
Because I can’t work I have no income. I filed for unemployment Sunday like i was instructed at the unemployment office.
I was wanting to know if I would get unemployment benefits, or if I’m denied how should I go about fight the denial because I am struggling as is to support 2 children and I am at a loss about how to go about this issue.
If I’m denied i don’t know what to do. PLEASE HELP ANY ADVICE WILL HELP MY SITUATION!!!
Let me start from the somewhere near the beginning of your ordeal. You need to contact someone higher up the food chain from your manager and give them the medical documentation along with a request for medical leave ..
I’m assuming you’re not eligible for FMLA? Maybe because you’re part-time?
The point here is to avoid being seen as the moving party or if you prefer, as someone that voluntarily quit their job.
But this is all only for the future of when and if you might be able to collect unemployment benefits due to the reason for being separated from your job.
One of the basic conditions of being able to collect benefits .. when one is found to be eligible for benefits is that you must be able to work.
You’re not. You have a note from your doctor saying you can’t work.
And, the hold up from getting you back in work ready condition is that you don’t have $400. (You’re going to have to look for that somewhere else besides UI benefits).
But I question the unemployment department telling you to file a claim .. because you, as far as I can tell, still have a job at Wendy’s and it was not the employer that made it impossible for you to continue working there.
People in your situation often voluntarily quit their job, when the wiser course of action is to try to preserve the job until they are able to work again.
This forces the employer into a decision to hold a job open for you or not .. but the point is .. it wasn’t your choice to end the employment.
So request the formal leave, find another resource to get yourself into the surgeon .. possibly Medicaid .. get your knee fixed and the medical release to work .. go back to Wendy’s to get your job back and if they don’t have one .. reopen that claim for benefits, fax in your medical documentation and start collecting while you look for a new job.
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