Re: Applying for SSD and unemployment
i would have to agree with raye here. unemployment is not actually something you really 'earn' it is there for you,paid by a past employer until you can work again. the big thing here,and this is written on alot of the paperwork i know i recieved from SSD,was that they DO cross check your social security number with other govt agencies(like unemployment)for certain reasons. this could,if found out,ruin your chances for any SSD,at least right now. you are right about being able to actually work while on unemployment(and they are also assuming you are a healthy able person as well),which could get a bit ugly with the SSD people if this were indeed found out. personally,given what i had to just go thru to even get awarded benefits and how long(some can take years) it can actually take to even get awarded benefits,i would NOT risk anything about your future with sdd this way,but thats just me.
obtaining anything from the govt under any sort of false pretences can be illegal in certain ways. that you also have to keep in mind too ya know(it would be up to the govts interpretation there,not good)? would you be able to pay that money from unemployment or ssd if you were awarded back,if this should be found out? you have to kind of look at the reality of this and what 'could' happen to you and your chances to even get SSD if you should decide to accept that extension. i just see this as a really big potential disaster for you if you decided to get both ya know? i really do think you will have to choose one or the other in this tricky situation. you just don't want to even make things harder for yourself if you really do need SSD. its hard enough without the possible problems this could create for you ya know?
i think if you really want to obtain the unemployment,you need to just let that extension run out and then apply for ssd. but i would NOT do both at the same time,that could just create so many uneeded and preventable issues down the road,ya know?and as i mentioned above,they DO cross check SS numbers to see what other govt types of monies you may be getting. i don;t know if they randomly do this or just automatically do it with every applicant,but that alone would be enough to make me just not go there. the things that you just do now or don't do can affect your future,so i would be very very careful with certain choices. like you said,this IS a very tricky situation. i do wish you luck with whatever you decide to do. please keep us posted. Marcia
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