Does unemployment affect future SS benefits?
October 2, 2009 12:49 PM Subscribe
Does receiving unemployment affect future Social Security benefits?
posted by NeoLeo to Work & Money (6 answers total)
I have a relative who was let go in the past week by his company because they decided to close his division. I told him that he should get unemployment payments until he finds a new job, but he told me he didn't want to receive them because he thought it would be "taken out of his future Social Security".
So... does receiving unemployment affect receiving Social Security benefits in the future? Is there any downside to receiving unemployment?
By the way, this is in California, and he is in his early thirties, if that is relevant.