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Q: I am getting social security disability monthly,do I have to let them know if I am collecting unemployment
Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Jun 18, 2020

If you are collecting both SSDI and unemployment insurance you could have a problem because you told Social Security, under penalty of perjury, that you were unable to work due to your disability. Then you told your state unemployment department, also under the penalty of perjury, that you were... Read more »

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Q: Does collecting unemployment affect the amount you currently receive from social security disability.

I am on SSDI,but have been trying to find something to do for more income,haven’t been successful.I applied for unemployment.should I have not done that?Is that going to mess up my monthly disability check?

Emmett B. Irwin
Emmett B. Irwin answered on Jun 18, 2020

Generally when you apply for unemployment, you are stating that you are ready, willing and able to work full-time. You are getting SSDI because you told SSA that you can't work full-time. So there could be a problem there. However, the CARES Act temporarily changed the requirements for... Read more »

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Q: Do you need to let social securityDisability know if you Are collecting unemployment?

Haven’t worked since 3-2019.been looking but no luck due to my health,Is it safe to collect unemployment?

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Jun 16, 2020

Hi, you do need to make SSA aware if you are collecting unemployment. They need to be made aware of any source of have income that you may have while your SSA claim is pending.

Sincerely, Scott Bocchio, Esq.

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Q: Can you collect unemployment when you are on disability and looking for a job you can do
Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Jun 15, 2020

Yes, you can receive both unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits (SSDI).

Unemployment and SSDI benefits both provide financial support to those who are not working, but the rules for these programs differ greatly. You should be aware that there is a contradiction in...
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Q: How do i return social security money because of the death of an individual
Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Apr 20, 2020

Report the death of someone who was receiving Social Security benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Let SSA know about the money that needs to be returned. Keep in mind that Social Security benefits are paid a month behind. For example,... Read more »

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Q: I just won an SSD overpayment case. How can I recover my July 2019 payment that was taken from me?
Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Dec 30, 2019

I would suggest that you contact your local Social Security Administrative office and present that question to them. They should have an estimated time frame for when you will receive payment. Congratulations!

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Q: Hi, I have to give back money to Social Security. It is money that I don't have. I feel it's not my fault.

I have reported my income each month like I'm supposed to do.

Katelyn M. Burke
Katelyn M. Burke answered on Apr 9, 2019

You have a few options here. If you do not think you were overpaid, you can request a reconsideration of the determination. If instead, which it sounds like here, you believe you may have been overpaid, but it is not your fault, you can ask for a waiver of the overpayment and complete SSA Form 632,... Read more »

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Q: how hard is it to collect ssdi at 62
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 6, 2019

Depends entirely on your change in abilities and how that affects your employment. Remember, it's not the inability to do your old job but you have to be unable to do any job that exists for medical reasons. Is there a reason why you can't, for example, take tickets at a parking lot?

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Q: Is there any way to get a temporary SSN ?

Hi, I have a question about the authorization to work.

I am in a process to get the permanent residence, because my husband is an american citizen, but I have been waiting for the SSN around three months and I have not received anything yet. So, is there any way to get a temporary SSN... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 28, 2018

Once you get the work authorization, you can apply for a social security number. It may take four or five months to get the work authorization.

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