It is possible to collect both unemployment and Social Security disability at the same time.
However, it may be difficult to qualify for both.
Can you claim both benefits?
There aren’t any rules in the US that could prevent you from getting both unemployment and Social Security disability support. Although there is no rule stopping you, it may be hard to obtain both benefits in practice. Find additional details here.
Claiming both benefits at once tends to be difficult because the eligibility requirements are at odds with each other. To collect unemployment benefits, you must be actively searching for work. In order to claim disability benefits, you must be unable to work.
What about SSI?
Eligibility requirements are fairly strict because it is designed to assist a specific group of low-income Americans. SSI claimants must also have a qualifying disability that prevents them from working.
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