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If you are retired can you collect unemployment?
No ... retirement is much the same as a "voluntary quit". Usually in retirement one draws a pension or retirement income. Besides, in order to collect UI, one also has to actively seek employment at at least 3 places each week ... what is the sense then of being retired? This statement is not correct, military members are entitled to receive unemployment benefits once discharged, if they are in the coast guard like i am you are entitled to federal unemployment which is at a higher rate. If you want to find out more about your benefits contacts your local employment commission or visit your states website. As far as the retired members i am not sure but will find out and post it.
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Good question. If you have exhausted your unemployment benefits and have seriously been looking for work during your benefit period, it sounds reasonable to collect some form …of retirement. If you mean Social Security, however, if you meet the requirements for SS, then you can collect it at any time, while working, while unemployed or when no longer looking for work.
Only if you don't tell them about your retirement. I retired Jan 2010 and immediately went to work FT. After 7 months, I was laid off without notice. I applied for unemploymen…t and stated honestly that I receive a military retirement. I am a man of integrity and had no desire to falsify information that could come back to haunt me or even be charged with a crime since it is illegal to falsify information when applying for unemployment. I was told that I did not qualify for unemployment benefits becaus I receive a military retirement. In short, in the state of Georgia, retired veterans will never be eligible for unemployment benefits because our retirement is more than the benefit. What is being lost in all this is that the state requires every employer to pay into the unemployment system for their workers. This means that the state of Georgia gets to keep the money paid by my employer because I can never qualify for unemployment benefits. This is outrageous! I guess my 24 years of service wasn't enough, they now want my unemployment benefits as well. Just their way of saying "Thanks for your service". Good Soldier
Yes. As long as you qualify for each, they are unrelated programs that do not affect each other.
Not if you stayed in "early retirement". You have to be actively seeking, willing, and able to work, as a condition of receiving benefits. Being laid off is loss of a job thro…ugh no fault of your own, on the other hand, and would entitle you.
This answer depends on a few things. First, it depends on what state you are claiming benefits in (not which one you are living in or received the pension/retirement from). Ge…nerally speaking, if you paid into the retirement, then they do not count it against you. If the retirement was 100% employer paid, then they do deduct some or all of your unemployment based on the amount you receive monthly. The only way the unemployment office knows if you receive a pension/retirement is if YOU tell them. They have no other way of finding out and most people are honest and they are the ones that end up getting screwed!
Yes, as long as you qualify for each of them individually.
From what I've researched 1) it depends on the state, 2) for states that accept your military retirement: If your retirement from the military is the reason you are seeking un…employment then NO. If you are retired from the military and collecting a retirement check but then go to work at another job, get laid off due to no fault of your own, and your base period is based solely on the new job then YES your military retirement has no bearing on your unemployment and you will receive unemployment.
Yes, you can collect from them both at the same time, as long as you qualified for each of them.
You cannot collect absolute retirement (meaning not returning to work) and unemployment benefits because the latter requires you to, among many things, continuously seek full …time employment.
"Retirement" is either voluntary(personal decision) or forced (company decision). If you have been "retired" by a company based on age factors set by that company, it woul…d be possible to collect unemployment as it constitutes firing. If you voluntarily left the job and called it retirement, then no, you can't. Contact your local state employment office and inquire. In most states, it isn't a function of the company to make you retire. My mother is still working...at 76... and is covered by the unemployment laws even though she is "retirement age". If you retired for good, no. You have to be available, ready, willing, able, and actively seeking full time employment in most if not all states. Also it would depend on whether you were even eligible in the first place.
Yes, you can collect unemployment. But you still need to look for a job. If you are retire you will receive a reduced amount.
Receiving unemployment benefits require that you are able, willing, and actively seeking full time employment which, if you were retiring, violates those requirements. Therefo…re the benefits would cease.
No you can not. You could then collect Social Security benefits. And unemployment does not last forever. In most states, it isn't a function of the company to make you retire.… If you are collecting retirement you can still collect unemployment. Another answer: To qualify for unemployment in most states, you have to be available, ready, willing, and able to start full time work immediately and searching for work. You also have to report any income you are receiving (which would include you retirement income). If you met all these requirements and the state approved it, you could get unemployment.
No. Persons who are "retired" are considered to be out of the labor pool and ineligible for unemployment insurance.
No, you can do one or the other but not both. To collect unemployment you have to be actively, willing, and able to seek full time employment immediately and for as long as yo…u have to draw benefits. Obviously, if you retired, that would not be an option.