Re: Applying for SSD and unemployment
check with your local state unemployment and SS for the exact rules, but there was a conflict in years past as unemployment means you can physically work but are out of a job, disability means you can not work at all. Does the conflict make sense?
In the my state you can not collect unemployment if you are disabled, again, check with your state rules. Your state says you must be able to work a full time job to get unemployment, SS says you have are not able to work at all. If you are in an appeals and it is then determined you are disabled, payment is retroactive, that's where the conflict is. You could potentially end up having to pay back the unemployment as failure of notification is fraud.
No matter how great your illness or pain, there's always someone else who may be worse off.