can I collect unemployment and social security payments at the same time?
by Charlotte Jender-Boyce
I live in florida, I'm 63 years old and collecting social security payments. My work as a dance teacher has been cut short, on 6/07/09, by my employer by two weeks,and I return to work at the start of the schools in this area. That would be on 9/10/09.
Am I eligable for unemployment during this time?
Yes you would be if you meet all other conditions to qualify .. by this I mean sufficient wages in your base period and if it is a private employer. If it's for a public school, you then have a possible problem due to something called "reasonable assurance".
According to the (Table 5-17
, Florida does not reduce unemployment benefits due to receipt of social security payments.