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I am on social security if I worked and laid off can I collect unemployment

unemployed_personQ) I am on social security if I worked and am laid off can I collect unemployment

A) Unemployment insurance benefits are not counted under the Social Security annual earnings test and therefore do not affect your receipt of Social Security benefits. However, the unemployment benefit amount of an individual may be reduced by the receipt of a pension or other retirement income, including Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits.

You should contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction.




2 Responses to I am on social security if I worked and laid off can I collect unemployment

  1. In order to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits for most states you need to “be available for full-time work for which you are fitted by prior training or experience”. Please contact your local Unemployment Office on their requirements regarding getting disability and unemployment benefits at the same time. It is unlikely that this will be approved by your state.

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