I know someone who is getting unemployment, military retirement and social security. I asked if that is legal and they say that it is. Had to google that. It looks like it is legal. Only 19 states have what they call an "offset" where unemployment is reduced by the amount of social security-and of those 19 some are only 50% offset. Seems somewhat amazing, although I can see that the person has "paid in" to these programs one would assume that you could not collect both s/s and unemployment at the same time.