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Answer from IchtheosaurusRex
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Yes.


According to the Social Security information website, you can do this:

 

  Can I receive Social Security benefits and Unemployment Insurance benefits at the same time?
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  Can I receive Social Security benefits and Unemployment Insurance benefits at the same time?
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  Unemployment Insurance benefits are not counted under the Social Security annual earnings test and so 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 may wish to contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction.  You can find contact information at the following Internet address: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/map.asp
 

 

As far as Social Security is concerned, you can collect unemployment benefits.  However, the state you live in will determine to what extent your Social Security payment affects your unemployment benefit.

 

http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/links_retirement.htm

 

See "Frequently Answered Questions," about 15 questions in from the top.


 

 

Comments on this question:

Yes, it is possible. Please be transparent about your intentions with unemployment & SS.


 

 
Social Security limits how much you can make from other sources, doesn't it?


 

 
Depends. Usually yes. Let's say person A makes $50K per year and collects $20K per year via SS...They'd still be able (in most states) to collect unemployment insurance if they were laid off or fired.


 

 
Thanks, Spatzie. I knew there were some limits and considerations, but I wasn't sure what they were. Appreciate the info.