How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask lev-tax Your Own Question
lev-tax
lev-tax, Tax Advisor
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 29522
Experience:  Taxes, Immigration, Labor Relations
870116
Type Your Social Security Question Here...
lev-tax is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can unemployment insurance be claimed while on social

Customer Question

Can unemployment insurance be claimed while on social security if a person is able to work? This is for the state of Illinois.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Unemployment benefits are paid to people who’ve lost their jobs and actively looking and available for a new job.

If the person applies for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits - that is an indication that person unable to work - and in this case woudl NOT qualify for unemployment benefits.
Regular social security benefits (not disability) woudl not prevent unemployment benefits.

However in Illinois - the social security offset reduces an individual’s weekly unemployment benefits by an amount equal to 50% of his/her social security retirement benefits.

So unemployment insurance CAN be claimed while on social security - but unemployment insurance benefits might be reduced if the person received social security benefits at the same time.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

I appreciate if take a moment to rate the answer.

Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.

If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.
I am here to help you will all tax related issues.