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Unemployment Insurance Program

State Disqualification based on receipt of SSDI benefits

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Wisconsin is one of very few states that disqualify UI claimants from receiving any UI benefits if they also receive any SSDI benefits. Wis. Stat. § 108.04(12)(f). Wisconsin does this by equating the UI standard of being "able and available" for work with the SSDI standard of being able to engage in "any substantial gainful activity." In fact, however, the two standards are not the same. Under current Social Security... more »


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