Can you apply for Social Security Disability while collecting unemployment?

Answer Technically and legally, yes, but there are risks involved. While the Social Security Administration doesn't prohibit people on (SSDI) disability from receiving unemployment checks, state unemploy... Read More »

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Can you apply for Social Security Disability while drawing unemployment compensation?

Generally speaking, no, you cannot receive unemployment benefits after you apply for social security disability. This is because you have to be looking for work and just can't find any to draw unem... Read More »

Is drug addiction considered a disability for the purposes of collecting Social Security Disability?

Generally, no. Neither drug addiction nor alcoholism are classified as disabilities under SSA guidelines unless they are accompanied by another qualifying condition. Under Title II federal law, dr... Read More »

Can I Get Food Stamps When I'm Collecting Social Security Disability in Massachusetts?

Food stamp eligibility is based on your household income. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and your income is low enough to meet Massachusetts food stamp eligibi... Read More »

Social Security Disability & Unemployment Benefits?

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability payments, an individual must be considered totally disabled since the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not provide benefits for partially... Read More »