If you are or have been collecting unemployment and you think you
qualify for SSDI benefits, then you may want to contact your local Social Security
Attorney. Collecting unemployment may have an affect on your Social Security disability benefits.

A few factors will be taken into consideration by The Social Security Administration (SSA) when reviewing your case. When applying for SSDI, unemployment can be an obstacle that will have an affect on your application. By collecting unemployment, you’re saying you’re still able and willing to work. On the other hand, when applying for SSDI benefits you’re saying that you’re unable to work.  The SSA and an administrative law judge (ALJ) may view this unfavorably and deny your claim for benefits.  But there are some things you can do to prove that you are still eligible. As long as you have a valid argument which explains that there is no legal conflict between your claim for benefits and collecting unemployment, then your claim could be approved.

A few reasons why you may be able to collect unemployment benefits and qualify for SSDI benefits:

  1. You are applying for jobs within your physical/mental limitations.
  2. You are applying only for part-time or sheltered employment.

If you fit into any of those categories, or you think you may have another valid explanation, then you might still be eligible for Social Security benefits. As a Social Security Attorney, our office understands the frustration that may come with applying for Social Security benefits while you are still attempting to provide for yourself or your family.

If you have any other questions or concerns about how unemployment, or working part-time, will affect social security disability benefits contact Liebenhaut Law today for a case evaluation.