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  • Disability benefits after being unemployed??

    State of Texas. I had long-term disability benefits with this job. Can I file a claim for benefits even if I am no longer employed? I have tried to find employment but due to limitations caused by illness I am finding it difficult.

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    Long Term Disability

    While the definite answer lies with your insurer, probably not. In the great majority of cases, you may not claim long-term disability if you are no longer employed. The purpose of disability insurance is to replace income lost due to a disability. Theoretically, you lost your income as a result of a job loss, not a disability.

    If you have a serious illness, you may want to talk with the state offices...specifically, the Texas Workforce Commission. You may be able to seek public assistance.

    Let me know if I can answer additional questions for you.
    Lillian Connell

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