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Can I Draw Unemployment If I Am Drawing SS Benefits?

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Luke Wilcox answered
Yes, if you had been working the previous year and got laid off or resigned due to some unendurable conditions, then you can apply for both i.e. You can draw unemployment while you are drawing the SS (Social Security) benefits.

The reason behind is that they are independent programs, intended for distinct objectives. One needs to meet the eligibility criteria for both separately, but can enjoy the welfares concurrently.

Arriving at the age of the retirement is an uncertain peril for many old age people. For many individuals, it indicates the end of a lifespan and trouble but for some unfortunate older citizens, it opens the door to poverty and hunger because of the liabilities and less income.

The straightforward answer to the question asked is yes, since in forty six states of the United States, senior citizens can collect both the allowances completely. On the other hand, some states earmark only half payment of the unemployment benefits if the person is also drawing social security benefits.

Furthermore, the major disadvantage of seeking to collect unemployment while you are already drawing social security is that in some situations, you are not permitted to maintain a permanent job. Usually, you are permitted to apply for a part time job only.

Another drawback which can happen while collecting SS benefits and unemployment at the same time is that your weekly unemployment gains will be abridged by the total sum of the social security check. This means your weekly unemployment allowance will be less than the social security allowance. In some cases, the unemployment stipend will be close to zilch.

Moreover, if anyone is caught in an endeavour to gain the full unemployment benefit whilst obtaining the complete social security allowance, then he/she is subjected to grave legal penalty leading to jail or monetary punishment.

Therefore, it is prudent that legal advice should be taken before drawing the unemployment benefits in order to avoid any problems. For further information this website can be visited www.todaysseniors.com/wp/social-security/can-i-receive-socia
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I still work full time our hours at my job have been cut to 32 hours per week and next will be lay offs I am 68 and need to still work I get full benefits from social security which is not enough to live on right now I have been with this company for 13 years if I am laid off can I still get unemployment benefits also?
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Can I draw Unemployment and Social Security benefits at the same time?
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I received unemployment from12-15-08 through 03-31-09. I got my first Social security check the 2nd week of March. Is this O,.k. Can you receive unemployment while on S.S.? What is legal, I don't want to be doing something wrong.
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I am a 63 woman drawing unemployment if I sign up for social security will I loose unemployment ,or get less from ss
or will I get less from unemployment from getting the ss payment
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I'm 68 and work full time and will be laid off because of low production in sales due to the economy in Mich. I draw social security. Can I draw unemployment benefits ?
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I have been working on the same job for 10 years or better. I started receiving my SS benefits in May of 2009. If I am laid off, Can I receive Unemployment Benefits from my job?
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I worked for 29 years and was laid off.  I was 63 at the time.  I started drawing unemployment in June and in July I started drawing my social security.  What portion of my unemployment will I have to repay on my income taxes next year?
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I am 67 yrs old and draw ss..I am still working and just got laid off...can I draw unemployment and for how long.
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Just applied for social secuity disability temporaraly 12 months or more. Can I draw unemployment till I see if my disability is approved ?
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I have been cut back on my hours at work, and went on unemployment I recently turned 62 and DID NOT WANT TO but needed the $ so I took  early SS , so I singed up for my SS , my employer wants me to help him out my unemployment has run out but I can get an extension ( the company is not doing well) and said he will employee me at a few hrs a week.  CAN I STILL GET UNEMPLOYMENT ?
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I am 66 years old, drawing social security, and have just lost my job. Can I draw unemployment benefits while also drawing social security?
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I had to take early social security since can't find a job since I was laid off in September 2008. Will this effect my extended unemployment benefits.
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I am losing my job due to state funding cutback.  I am 62 and am drawing social security.  Can I also draw unemployment ?
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levy broussard answered
Ive work for 25years and 6month s I'm drawing social security I'm retired and looking for work can I also collect unemployment I live in dallas tx
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Linda answered
This depends on whether or not you had a job, the reason you are no longer employed, for example, did you retire out of the position, get laid off or fired, or quit, or what?
If you did not retire out of it, the best thing to do is go apply.  If your reasons for no longer being employed are the right ones, you can probably collect.
In general retired people collecting Social Security benefits who take on part time jobs and lose them for a reason not of their own doing, can collect Social Security and unemployment at the same time.
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Seems unlikely.  I am on unemployment and every time I file I have to check a box that says I am physically able to go to work.  So you can't on the one hand say "yes", and then tell social security that you aren't physically able to work. 
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Sandy Bratcher answered
I am 64 years old and the part time job that I have is going out of business this week. I draw $1020.00 a month social security and $680.00 from my pension. Per SS I am allowed to make $14,000.00 a year with my job. Would I be allowed to draw unemployment until I find another part time job? I have never drawn before in my life so I know nothing about it. I retired from Indiana State Prison in 2009.
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I don't think unemployment increases your social security payments. It may be that the writer was considering the fact that the lower income may reduce the amount of taxation on your social security payout.
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You can just have to be eligible for UI benefits with some type of earn income.

Social Security Retirement benefits do not affect your unemployment benefits.
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The company I worked for shut down. I have been drawing social security and working too. Will I be able to draw unemployment and social security?
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I am 70 years old and draw social security checks and I am likely to be layed off of my job, can I draw California unemployment checks if/when I am layed off?
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I am 68 and have drawn social security since I was 62.  I recently own a business that is making a lot more money. Can I keep my social security?
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In PA, there is no deduction of uc benefits if the claimant is drawing social security. This law was changed a few years ago. At one time social security was deductible from uc benefits. Social security disability is different. On disability, the uc affects the disability and may reduce the disability.
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Kris arora answered
I am in TX and I am getting Unemployment EUC 2 and it will go till November, 2012. I am eligible for SS as I will be 66 in June 2012.
My question is if I apply for SS and get the SS starting from June, 2012, will that
reduce my Unemployement Benefit which I am getting form TX is 400/week.
My SS check will be 1179 per month, starting from June 2012.
Kris
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Janet Pierce answered
If you were working while collecting SS then you can draw unemployment as well. Be sure to let SS know of the change as the decrease in income may increase your SS benefit.
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I am drawing social security, and working part time-I am going to be laid off of my part time job. Am I eligible for unemployment benefits?

SS# 416-66-0058 alice jones boyd
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I live in illinois draw ss benefits company I work for is closing can I draw unemployment and
social security
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Apparently, in some states it does. In MN for instance...say you receive Unemployment Benefits and then you apply for SS Retirement Benefits. Let's say you end up receiving 1000.00 per month in SS Retirement...half of that amount each month will be divided into weekly amounts and that weekly amount will be subtracted from each week's Unemployment check amount.
In this example...$1000/4 = $250.00 per week...so if you receive $450.00 per week in Unemployment then it would be reduced by $250 each week...to a $200.00/week Unemployment check.
Check with MN Unemployment Office for further information. Also, check with YOUR individual State Unemployment Office for that States Statutes.
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I'm currently going threw a case for social security and collecting unemployment. Their are two kinds of going and the I applied for say that you can't make more than 980.00 a month. I told the lady that I was getting unemployment for my injury from my job and can't work and she said that what she applied me for was the social security supplement disability so don't let noone tell you that you can't. Just try to call the 800 number to get your information. Good Luck on the case!!!!!

  Toya from Lafayette, IN
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If I work and receive ss benifits and my part time job changes my hours with the expectations of same amount of work can I quit and receive unemployment
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Can I get s.s.a  (social sucurity assistance) for medical and cost of living to prevent being homeless since I must take my seizure meds every day  in 2 months I may not have nowhere to live
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I am 66 years old, been drawing SS benefits for one year - still employed-need to work - hours have been cut to three days - lay off in the horizon - can I apply and draw unemployment benefits - I live in Virginia -
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I would depend on if the SS is disability or not. Unemployment mandates that you be ready to go back to work. If you are drawing full disability, then no. Partial, then yes. Regular SS, yes. SSI, I don't believe you can but I may be wrong on that one.

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