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Unemployment Benefits and SSDI/SSI

Under certain circumstances, a person in Oregon may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits while also pursuing Social Security Disability benefits. Some people are understandably confused and concerned about this, and we at McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys, can analyze your situation and offer reliable counsel.

Turn to Caring, Knowledgeable Salem SSDI/SSI Benefits Lawyers

Every situation involving disability benefits is unique and may require individualized legal guidance. However, it is important to recognize that eligibility for unemployment and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits do not necessary "cancel out" one another. Basic considerations include:

  • Under Oregon law, a person meeting other criteria may receive unemployment checks if he or she is willing and able to seek part-time work.
  • A disability preventing that person from performing full-time work may enable a successful Social Security benefits claim or appeal.
  • Considered together, these facts mean that if a doctor asserts that you are able to work part time but not full time due to your disability, you may be able to legally obtain both forms of government benefits.
  • Federal law requires SSI applicants to file for all other benefits available to them, and these sometimes include unemployment benefits.

Questions About Unemployment Benefits and Your SSDI/SSI Appeal? Call 800-542-4320 for a Free Consultation.

Our focused professional team has in-depth knowledge of all relevant Oregon and federal laws, as well as decades of experience helping people appeal claim denials and obtain disability benefits under a wide range of circumstances. We counsel and represent people throughout the Willamette Valley and statewide.

We will welcome your questions, treat you with respect and provide legal guidance in your best interests. Please call or e-mail our offices today for a free consultation on your case.

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694 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-371-9636
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Salem, OR 97309

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