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Question Where can I obtain more information regarding maternity leave? If I leave my job due to my pregnancy, am I eligible for unemployment?

Answer For more information on maternity leave you should contact the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the Family Medical Leave Act at 1-800-959-FMLA, and the Disability Benefits Bureau of the Workers' Compensation Board at (518) 474-6674 or at their website: www.wcb.state.ny.us 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.

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