Can a person over the age of 65 who has been drawing Social Security while working collect both unemployment and Social Security benefits if the person is laid off?

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According to the Social Security Administration, each state makes its own rules with regard to paying unemployment compensation to laid-off Social Security recipients. In most cases, the answer is yes, you are eligible to receive unemployment benefits while drawing Social Security, but your benefits may be reduced or offset by a portion of your Social Security check.

Receipt of any type of Social Security benefit must be reported to your state's Department of Labor Unemployment Compensation Service at the time you apply for unemployment compensation.

Contact your local unemployment office for more specific information.
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