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Wow! I was just trying to find out on the internet if I have a problem. I lost my job due to a company aquisition. But, I am being treated for rotator cuff tears (three) by a physical therapist. The pain is getting worse, so I want to find a surgeon (therapist agrees). Do I collect disability while I am recovering? It was not a work-place injury
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I have been seen already by a doctor, had xray taken, had MRI.. in physical therapy.. on unemployment. Pain is worse than before, altho range of motion is slightly better. I just want to see a surgeon, but I need to know what will happen with unemployment benefits.
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If you are currently receiving unemployment benefits, and your state provides disability benefits for claimants who are unavailable foe full time work, then you would open a disability claim and close your unemployment claim.
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