Filing an Application for Disability Benefits
How do you win disability benefits?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much is paid for the Social Security Disability Attorney Fee?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Qualifying: What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability?
Applying for disability for Fibromyalgia
Filing for disability with Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability on the basis of Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
If You Are 62, Should You File For Social Security or Social Security Disability?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
You should file for Social Security retirement if you are sixty-two years old, and your work does not interfere with your ability to receive a benefit. However, if are not working due to a medical and/or mental impairment at the age of sixty-two, you may wish to consider filing for Social Security disability at the time you file for your Social Security retirement. Yes, you can file for both retirement and disability at the same time.
You may wonder how that would be beneficial to you? Well, if you are unable to work due to your impairment or impairments, you probably could use some money coming into your household. Social Security allows an individual to draw their Social Security retirement benefit while they wait for a decision as to their disabled status.
When you file for Social Security retirement at the age of sixty-two, you are going to receive a reduced benefit for early retirement. This benefit reduction is a permanent reduction that will not change to a higher benefit at your full retirement. However, if you file for disability at the same time you file for your early retirement and are deemed to be disabled by Social Security, your reduction for early retirement will be lessened.
What do I mean by “lessened”? Social Security may set your medical onset to the date you became disabled to work, and if that date plus the five month Social Security disability waiting period is prior to your month of entitlement to retirement benefits you will receive no reduction to your benefit.
However, if your disability entitlement date is longer than the five month disability retirement, Social Security will only reduce your benefit by the number of months you received retirement benefits prior to your entitlement to disability benefits. While this would not allow you to receive a benefit equal to your full retirement benefit, it will increase your reduced retirement benefit amount.
Of course you always have to option of not filing for a reduced retirement benefit while you wait for your disability decision. It really depends upon your own financial needs at the time you file for a Social Security benefit.
Social Security Disability & SSI Resource
Social Security Disability, SSI Questions and Answers
Topics and Questions
Will You Get Social Security Disability Benefits If You Cannot Work Your Old Job?
What is the time frame for a judge to write up a decision for a disability hearing?
To Win Benefits, You may have to Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial or SSI denial
How many work quarters do you need to qualify for disability ?
Working while getting Disability - is it possible?
How Long Does It Usually Take To Get Disability After I see Their Medical Examiner?
Can you be approved for disability without having to go to a hearing ?
What physicians and claimants should know about Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability - The claimant's ability to work
The Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process
When should you apply for Social security disability?
A medical source statement for a Social Security Disability Case
The Social Security Disability Doctor Appointment is Called a CE
Letters from doctors for Social Security Disability
Why do social security disability claims take so long?
What kind of cases win disability benefits ?
How is Social Security Disability Awarded?
Social Security Disability Medical Records
What is a Social Security Disability Denial based on?
Social Security Disability Mental Testing
The Social Security Disability Five Month Waiting Period
Social Security Disability Representation
What are the odds of a judge giving you a disability denial?
Qualifications for Social Security Disability
What are the Requirements for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How To Get SSDI Approved
Can I lose my disability benefits at some point ?
Doing the SSDI Appeal Online
The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI – How are they different Part II
SSI Social Security Disability and Back Pain
How to get Approved for Disability on the Basis of a Back Condition
How Will Social Security Decide a Disability Case that's filed?
What do you do if your Social Security Disability or SSI Claim is denied?
Apply for Disability with Depression
What is the Role of a Social Security Disability Representative?
Responsibilities of the Disability Representative Before and After the Social Security Hearing
Being Determined Medically Disabled for Social Security Disability
How does Social Security Decide if I am Disabled?
Are children eligible to receive disability benefits ?
Who Do I Contact To File For Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration?
Social Security Disability Doctor, Supportive Statements
What If You Did Not Work Long Enough To Qualify For Disability?
After a Social Security Disability or SSI Claim has been taken and is Pending
Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability SSI Appeal
Will Your Claim for Disability be Handled Differently if it is Based on a Physical or Mental Problem?
Social Security Disability SSI Denied
When Social Security Disability Is Awarded Do You Get A Notice, And What Does It Say?
Why is the Social Security Disability Decision Process So Slow
Medical Records Social Security Disability
Should you get Help from a Disability Attorney before the Claim has been Denied?
Social Security Denied Me For SSD But Didn’t Have All My Medical Records, What Do I Do?
Advice for How to Win Social Security
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits ?
How to Prepare For a Social Security Disability SSI Hearing
Social Security Disability Denial, Does It Matter If I Get Denied On Reconsideration?
List of Impairments for Social Security Disability SSI
What Can You Do TO Make Sure Your Social Security Disability Reconsideration Gets Approved?
Will the Medical Rules for Receiving Disability Grant Benefits for Short Term Social Security or SSI?
Social Security Medical Exam
Dire Need and Getting a Social Security Disability or SSI Case Speeded Up
Who handles my case if I apply for Social Security disability ?
Request for a Social Security Disability Hearing
Social Security Hearing- How do I Request one, how long will it take?
Should I List My Past Depression Medications on My Social Security Disability Application?
Medical Evidence for Social Security Disability
Steps for Filing A Disability Claim Under SSI or SSD
Why was I denied social security disability?
There are different Methods of Eligibility for Social Security Disability Children Benefits
Can You Work While You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Decision?
Will I Get SSI or SSD Disability With a Ruptured Disc?
How Do You Win An SSI or Social Security Disability Hearing?
Social Security Disability Fee and What a Lawyer is Paid
Social Security Disability — when to file