Receiving Social Security Benefits and Unemployment

You may receive both Social Security benefits and Unemployment at the same time, but receiving Social Security benefits will impact how much Unemployment you will receive. Unemployment Insurance is not counted by the Social Security annual earnings test, which means is does not affect your Social Security benefits. Your unemployment benefits may be decreased however, if you are receiving a pension or retirement incomes like Social Security. To make sure you get the benefits you need, contact a social security disability lawyer.

Example:
Joe receives Unemployment Insurance. Joe can apply for Social Security benefits because Unemployment doesn’t affect your receipt of Social Security benefits. If Joe is awarded Social Security benefits, the amount he will receive in unemployment will be reduced. Joe may contact a social security disability lawyer who is a social security expert, at any time to ensure that he is filing correctly.

If you have a question about social security law or want to file a social security claim in California, contact the Law Office of Louis J. Vigorita now.