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Can I collect unemployment insurance post 65? I was recently laid off from GE
June 28, 2017
Q) Can I collect unemployment insurance post 65? I was recently laid off from GE
A) In general, there is no age limit for collecting unemployment insurance benefits, so you may be eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits after age 65 if you meet the other eligibility requirements. However, the rules regarding eligibility for unemployment benefits can vary by state, so it’s important to check the specific rules in your state.
In some states, you may need to meet certain criteria in order to collect unemployment benefits after age 65. For example, you may need to demonstrate that you are actively looking for work and available to accept a job offer if one is made. You may also need to meet certain income requirements or have earned a certain amount of income during your base period (the period of time used to calculate your eligibility for benefits).
It’s also worth noting that if you are already receiving Social Security benefits, this may affect your eligibility for unemployment benefits. Some states may reduce or offset your unemployment benefits if you are receiving Social Security benefits.
In summary, while there is generally no age limit for collecting unemployment insurance benefits, the specific eligibility requirements can vary by state. You should check with your state’s unemployment insurance program to determine your eligibility for benefits.
If you have worked the required hours by your state and was laid off because of no fault of your own, you can receive unemployment benefits. If you are receiving social security benefits any benefits you get from unemployment insurance will not reduce your Social Security payments. That’s because Social Security does not count unemployment benefits as earnings. So the benefits will not push you closer to earnings ceilings that trigger cuts in Social Security benefits for people ages 62 to 66. In most states, getting Social Security will not reduce your unemployment benefits (which are administered by state governments). Only Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota and South Dakota reduce the jobless benefits.