I had been laid off, so I filed a claim and started to receive unemployment benefits. Upon turning 62 and knowing that my unemployment benefits would be ending, I filed for social security benefits to make ends meet. I started to collect social security and then got an extension for unemployment benefits. I still have had no luck in finding a job. When the Calif EDD form asks if you are receiving a pension or any other income, do you have to include your social security retirement benefits as income? Is it or is it not, earned income?
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, receipt of social security benefits does not affect the right to collect unemployment benefits in California, and the amount of UIB received is not reduced as a result of collecting social security. I would advise you to contact your California EDD office and inform them that you are receiving the social security benefits in order to eliminate any issues that could arise.
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