; Your AARP Ask the Experts
QCan I collect unemployment compensation and Social Secu-
rity benefits at the same time?
QCan I get my Social Security benefit increased?
AIt depends on whether you con- tinue to work. Each year, the So-
cial Security Administration reviews
the records of all recipients who
are employed. If your latest year of
work is one of your highest earning
years, your benefit would be recal-
culated and you’d receive an increase.
But the process usually takes about
a year. —Carole Fleck
Experts: Stan Hinden on unemployment; Social Security
Administration on increases. Send your questions to: Ask
the Experts, AARP Bulletin, 601 E St. N. W., Washington, DC
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