Can I get unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation at the same time?

This would depend on the type of workers’ compensation benefits you are getting. The most important thing is to be open and honest with unemployment and workers’ compensation. Call them and let them know what other benefits you are receiving. Generally you cannot collect income or workers’ compensation benefits at the same time as you receive unemployment benefits. However, honesty in this regard is not only the best policy but can keep you from doing something that could be interpreted as a crime. Don’t put your head in the ground when you are getting a check from unemployment and from workers’ compensation and just hope it all works out. It won’t. Call unemployment and let them know what is going on. Better yet, put it in writing so there is no doubt that you are trying to be honest.

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