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?