Keogh and Pension Plans
Unemployment Benefits

Can you collect your pension from a private company and unemployment benefits at the same time?



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Generally you can collect both a pension and unemployment benefits, but the unemployment is usually offset by the equivalent weekly pension benefits. Each state has its own criteria regarding whether or not pensions are allowable along with unemployment, and those that do, specify only that portion of the pension the worker contributed to is not considered in the formula for offset. You also must comply with the other rules, such as ready, able, willing, and actively searching for full time employment, etc. Check with your own state for its criteria.