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Can I collect unemployment benefits and social security benefits at the same time?

Q) Can I collect unemployment and social security at the same time I am 66 and was laid off last week. I still want to work.

A) You can receive unemployment benefits and Social Security benefits at the same time. Social Security Administration does not count unemployment insurance benefits as earning. However your unemployment benefit may be reduced if you receive benefits from Social Security at the same time with your unemployment benefits. Remember, Social Security has no problem with you receiving income from both sources at the same time.




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  1. I have been trying for over a month to get my unemployment claim paid. I cannot claim it online and I’ve been on hold for hours. This is absolutely insane, I was actually just laid off and not just sitting around this past year. I need these benefits and have never even claimed them before. I’ve done everything I can and have not been able to reach anyone.

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