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There should be no problem with your application for unemployment; receiving Social Security (or being over the retirement age) does not affect an unemployment claim, and unemployment income does not affect Social Security income.
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OK. Sounds good. Gives me some peace of mind. Good and quick answer. Thank you.
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Some states declare retirement income as an offset to unemployment benefits, and some of those declare Social Security as retirement income. Let me check.
OK That is an important part of the equation!
NJ specifically exempts Social Security benefits from the calculations. See http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/content/faq.html#2 . Retirement income does effect your benefits, but not Social Security retirement income.
So, to summarize, in my current situation, if I get laid off my Social Security income will not adversely affect any unemployment benefits I may be eligible for?
That is correct.