Can I receive unemployment benefits and social security disability?
Yes, you can collect both Unemployment and SS disability at the same time. Unemployment benefits are not counted as wages under the SS annual earnings test, so it won’t affect your SS benefits. However, the amount of your unemployment benefit could be reduced if you receive SS benefits (or other pension or retirement income). I have provided links to 2 sites that will explain further:
However, while the receipt of unemployment insurance benefits does not preclude the receipt of Social Security disability benefits, it a factor that must be considered in determining whether a claimant is disabled. Therefore, it is the Social Security Administration's (SSA) position that individuals need not choose between applying for unemployment insurance and Social Security disability benefits. But application for unemployment benefits is evidence that the administrative law judge (ALJ) must consider together with all of the medical and other evidence. Sometimes ALJ's react badly when an individual is claiming unemployment benefits and Social Security disability at the same time. So filing for both is not generally a good idea. However, if unemployment benefits are the only way you have to make ends meet, it is not necessarily the end of your Social Security case.