Tag: unemployment

Their finances are in the green

Abstract Both unemployment insurance (UI) extensions and the availability of disability benefits have disincentive effects on job search.  But UI extensions can reduce the efficiency cost of disability benefits if UI recipients delay disability application until they exhaust their unemployment benefits.  This paper, the first to focus on the effect of UI extensions on disability…

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Julie Taylor-Cooper, who worked for decades as an accounting manager, now scrapes by on her late husband’s Social Security checks and a $145-a-week job. Many baby boomers like Taylor-Cooper may not realize there are various strategies for claiming full Social Security benefits that can have a dramatic impact on their retirement security. “There are eight…