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Can you receive unemployment and Social Security from a deceased spouse?


The simple answer to this question is yes. You may receive unemployment and be entitled to receive Social Security from a deceased spouse or ex-spouse (if you met the 10 year marriage requirement). Unemployment benefits are given with the assumption that you will be able to look for work and take a job should you find one, and since the Social Security benefit mentioned above is not a disability benefit there is no legal conflict. Therefore, you may receive your unemployment and Social Security at the same time.



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    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions


  • If I am a widower and get married, will it affect my Social Security retirement?

  • If you already receive Social Security retirement, is there a way to increase the benefit amount?