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Question Does pregnancy affect my eligibility for unemployment insurance?

Answer No. Federal and state laws prohibit the denial of benefits to any claimant because of pregnancy. Pregnant claimants are eligible for benefits according to the same rules that apply to all other claimants. If you are ready, willing and able to work, and are actively searching for work, the fact of your pregnancy has no bearing on your collecting benefits.

There is no requirement that you disclose your pregnancy unless it affects your ability to perform work in your usual occupations. A federal court decree prohibits the Unemployment Insurance Division from engaging in discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.

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Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants

Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants
URL: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/working_ny/unemployment_insurance/claimant/genqa.htm#pregnancy

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