Can you receive unemployment if you receive Social Security Disability benefits in Nebraska?

Among the requirements for eligibility, you must be ready, willing, and ABLE to start work that you are seeking full time and if you are on Disability benefits, it's implied you are unable to work.




Neither SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance income) nor Unemployment benefits are considered "wages". SSDI allows trial work periods where a certain amount of wages is allowed from actual jobs without affecting the disability benefit amount. But even that still doesn't apply to Unemployment benefits, because they are not wages, either. Since unemployment pays as long as you have not earned over your benefit amount for the reporting period, and since SSDI is not "earnings", then both benefits can be received at the same time without one affecting the other.

Unemployment still pays as long as you are able and available to work. People with disabilities can be able to work according to the definition for unemployment benefits. It may take longer to find such a job, but the unemployment rule that you have to be able to work and looking for work to receive benefits will usually not be affected by your disability status and payments, as long as there is some type of job that you can do and you are actively looking for it.

Obviously, a disabled person in a coma is not able to work, but many people with disabilities can do some form of work that accommodates their particular disability.

See the related question below for more information and links to the SSDI and government sites for definitions, etc.

Additional information from Social Security Administration:



Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.



See also the link below to the Social Security Administration site for more.