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If you collect Social Security does it reduce your unemployment benefits in Illinois?

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Yes, it does. Illinois unemployment law allows the state to reduce your unemployment compensation by 50% of your Social Security benefit. Illinois is one of only five states that still apply an offset to unemployment.

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