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There is the potential that unemployment could affect your disability. I've only seen it happen a few times but the possibility exists every time.
I'll explain why.
To get unemployment you have to sign a document which states that you are available and ready and able to work. However, to get disability you have to sign documents and take the position that you cannot work due to your condition. As you can see, those two concepts are diametrically opposed to each other. In a couple of cases I saw the social security office obtain the records from the unemployment office and then offer them to prove that the applicant didn't qualify as they had taken the position that they were able to work.
I don't know why the DDA doesn't do this on every occasion, but they don't. It is actually rare for them to do that.
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