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Can you collect unemployment and Social Security in Massachusetts?
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Can you collect Social Security benefits in Massachusetts if you are collecting unemployment benefits?
Yes you can collect both, as long as you qualify for each.
Yes, as long as you qualify for both.
Yes, as long as the person can qualify for each program separately. I know, because I also did this myself (and had also collected Social Security while still working at age 6…7), because I was past the upper age limit that allowed me to collect, regardless of my income. When I was "released from employment", I collected both benefits simultaneously, because I was actively seeking full time employment at the time.. They are separate programs that do not compete with the other.
Yes. If you qualify for unemployment benefits in your state, you can also collect Social Security benefits as they are 2 separate and distinct programs that do not interfere w…ith each other.
The two programs are different. Social Security is a Federal program that you pay into from your paycheck, as does the employer, and you are eligible to receive after you turn… 62 (unless earlier due to being disabled, which is covered under a different part of the program). The longer you delay receiving Social Security the larger the monthly benefit you would get. The amount you receive depends on your age, how many 'quarters' you worked, and the amount of your earnings. On the other hand, unemployment security, a state program, comes from contributions paid into the program by the employer and the amount he pays in is a percentage of his payroll based on the employer's turn-over rate of employees (the lower the turn-over, the lower the percentage). This way the employer is encouraged to retain employees in order to reduce his costs. The employee, generally, receives unemployment from the state's collected 'employer's unemployment contribution pool', IF he was laid off, i.e. reduction in staff, etc., or was fired without cause (not caught stealing, harassment, drugs, etc.), or other reasons not due to his own actions. Thus you can both draw Social Security while still working (as I had done) or if drawing unemployment because the reason for drawing both are different, from different government agencies, and for different causes. Yes, because unemployment and Social Security are not in contradiction, as would be Social Security Disability.
Yes, if you qualify for North Carolina's unemployment benefits.
To collect unemployment you have to be actively seeking work and able to do the work. Receiving Social Security Disability implies you may not be able to either, so probably n…ot.
Illinois, Utah, and Louisiana, according to the Related Link below.
Yes, because they are separate programs, you can collect from both as long as you qualify for both.
Yes, you can collect from them both at the same time, as long as you qualified for each of them. can you collect unemployment and social security
Technically and legally, yes, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind. While the Social Security Administration doesn't prohibit people on (SSDI) disability from …receiving unemployment checks, state unemployment regulations usually require all unemployment recipients to be willing and able to accept full-time work. This creates a conflict, because you're generally not eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you're capable of full-time work. When you file for unemployment compensation, all states require you to provide your Social Security number (authorized under Internal Revenue Code of 1954, 26 U.S.C. 85, Sections 6011(a), 6050(b), 6109(a), P.L. 98-369, Section 1137(a)(1)). They will share information about your claim with other government agencies to determine how unemployment affects other benefits you may receive, such as Medicaid and food stamps. If you are already receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI), and you are filing an unemployment claim that shows you earned more than an average of $1,000 per month, the Social Security Administration will consider you to have engaged in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), which will cause problems. The SSA allows people on disability to attempt to reenter the workforce without penalty by providing nine non-consecutive trial work months during which you can earn in excess of $1,000 per month without jeopardizing your benefits. However, any month that you earn more than $720 is counted toward your trial work period (TWP), so if you have already used up your nine-month allotment and you continued to earn in excess of $1,000 per month, the Social Security Administration may terminate your disability status or may initiate a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) to determine if your disability status should be terminated. If you earned more than $1,000 per month for more than nine months, you may be required to repay the Social Security Administration for overpaid benefits and you may also be terminated from disability. On the other hand, if you file for unemployment compensation based on earnings averaging $1,000 per month or less (below SGA), the unemployment claim is legitimate and shouldn't raise any red flags. If you are in the process of filing for Social Security disability, the conflict between simultaneously claiming to be incapable of "Substantial Gainful Activity" (SGA), which generally translates to full-time work, and contractually agreeing that you're willing to accept full-time work (under state unemployment regulations) in exchange for unemployment compensation, may result in being denied disability status (most initial claims and first appeals are denied, anyway). If you persist with the disability claim and proceed to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it will take approximately 18 months to two years from the date you originally filed the claim until your hearing date. By then, your unemployment compensation will (probably) have been exhausted and you will either have been forced to accept employment (thus ending your disability claim for all practical purposes) or will continue to be unemployed or be under-employed. This may be a factor in the judge's decision to award or deny disability, but it will not necessarily prevent you from receiving disability benefits. The disability determination process is usually long, and should not be viewed as a way of generating quick cash. For information regarding your specific circumstances, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213, or seek consultation with a disability attorney.
Yes. If you're eligible for unemployment, you can certainly apply and get unemployment payments even if you get Social Security anywhere in the United States. You will get the… full amount everywhere except Illinois -- which, as of November 2013 -- is the only state that still deducts money from unemployment payments to older workers who are on Social Security. Virginia completely repealed what is known as the Social Security offset two years ago.
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Absolutely. As long as you qualify for each of them individually. Three states currently will offset your unemployment benefits by your Social Security (not the other way arou…nd) and they are Illinois, Virginia, and Utah.
I am 66 years of age and got laid off the same month that I started Social Security. Yes you can draw both. I live in California and have not had any problems.
I believe this answer is slightly incorrect -- "Yes, you can. Under "Non monetary Issues" > "Disqualifications" item (f) on page 5 of the Related Link below, Social Security b…enefits are excluded from the disqualifying chargeable benefits you receive." As I understand it, people who live in Louisiana and Illinois and receive social security payments and are eligible for unemployment benefits will have money deducted from their unemployment checks. In illinois, half a person's weekly social security payment is deducted from that person's weekly unemployment check. Illinois AARP has made repealing the social security offset law a priority.
Yes, as long as you qualify under both programs.