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How Do Unemployment Benefits Affect Disability Benefits?

If you are seeking to earn Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits while you are currently receiving unemployment benefits, you may be curious how the two will interact with one another. Understanding the differences between these two on your own might still not be enough to answer your questions.

Our team at Brod Disability Law has been representing North Carolina clients for years in all matters of SSDI/SSI claims. We have a comprehensive understanding of these benefits, and we are prepared to help answer your questions.

What An Exception To The Rule May Look Like

Unemployment benefits are for able-bodied people who are looking for work while unemployed. SSDI/SSI benefits are for those who cannot work due to their injuries or illnesses. It seems like by their own nature, a person could not earn both benefits at the same time.

Due to the complex nature of both benefits, it may be possible for a person to earn both. For example, if a person who can work in a limited capacity (like a desk job with no heavy lifting) for 10 hours a week may receive SSDI benefits. If that person lost their job due to no fault of their own, they may be eligible for both unemployment and SSDI benefits at the same time.

We Can Help You Understand Your Unique Case

If you are wondering whether or not you can have both benefits at once, or if you are currently receiving both and you want to know whether or not that is correct, contact us today. The best way to answer your questions is by having a lawyer you can trust to review your situation, which is why we offer free initial consultations.

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We know how hard these matters can be, and we offer a caring and compassionate team of people who want to see you succeed. Get the peace of mind you need with your benefits today.