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Can I collect unemployment insurance post 65? I was recently laid off from GE

Q) Can I collect unemployment insurance post 65? I was recently laid off from GE

A) If you have worked the required hours by your state and was laid off because of no fault of your own, you can receive unemployment benefits. If you are receiving social security benefits any benefits you get from unemployment insurance will not reduce your Social Security payments. That’s because Social Security does not count unemployment benefits as earnings. So the benefits will not push you closer to earnings ceilings that trigger cuts in Social Security benefits for people ages 62 to 66. In most states, getting Social Security will not reduce your unemployment benefits (which are administered by state governments). Only Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota and South Dakota reduce the jobless benefits.

told by the IL unemployment office that I couldn’t collect benefits, because of getting social security benefits

Q) I owned and managed a retail pet store in Illinois for more than 30 years. I was also an employee, and was paid as such. I paid into unemployment almost my entire working career. I had to start collecting social security early, as I didn’t make much money, and needed the income. I was forced… Continue Reading

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