Can I collect unemployment and SS retirement benefits at the same time?

Is there any offsets? Are there any other issues I need to know?

Asked on December 9, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Actually, contrary to what most people think, you can collect both Unemployment and SS disability at the same time.  SS benfits are not affected by u nunemployment earnings since unemployment benefits are not counted as wages under the SS annual earnings test.  However, your unemployment benefit could be reduced if you receive SS benefits (or other pension or retirement income).

I have provided links to 2 sites that will explain further:

www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10069.html.

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/sspus/unemploy.pdf


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