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Can you collect your retirement and Social Security disability?
This question comes up frequently. You cannot collect both retirement and Social Security disability simultaneously. If you are awarded disability benefits, it is as if you are receiving your full retirement benefits early without reduction for age (every month you take your retirement prior to full retirement age cause some reduction). The reason you cannot collect both is that they are both Social Security benefits, and as such, Social Security only pays the higher benefit amount.
There are times when a disability applicant has the ability to file for both retirement and disability benefits at the same time. In these situations, the beneficiary can be paid their retirement benefits while they wait for the disability decision. If they are approved for disability, their retirement benefits will be paid until they become entitled to their higher disability benefit. If they are never approved for disability, they will still be entitled to receive their reduced retirement benefits.
Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center
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Social Security Disability Requirements
Social Security Disability list of impairments
Social Security Disability Application
Can you get disability for arthritis of the knee?
How much income can you earn on Social Security disability?
If you get denied at a disability hearing, can you win later?
How much can an attorney charge for Social Security disability?
Can you get approved for disability based on Ulcerative Colitis?
The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI
Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
The SSI Disability Benefits Program
Medical exams for disability claims
Applying for Disability in various states
Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs
Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews
Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children
Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative
What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials
Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits
FAQ on Disability Claim Representation
Disability hearings before Judges
Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers
Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits
Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability
Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children
Disability Benefits through Social Security
Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records
Filing your claim for disability benefits
Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved
FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions
The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration
Resources on this site
Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
About the Author of SSDRC, Tim Moore
For Individuals living in North Carolina
Applying for Disability in North Carolina
North Carolina Disability Lawyer
Can I get disability for arthritis in my shoulders, arms, and feet?
Can I get short term Social Security Disability?
Can I get both Social Social Security disability and SSI?
How many hours can you work if you are receiving social security disability?
Will you need a disability attorney if you have a mental condition?
SSD lawyer pay when they win the case
Can I apply for Social Security disability while on workers compensation?
If you are on Social Security retirement can you file for disability?
Do you have a better chance of being approved for disability with a physician's statement?
Does Social Security contact your employer when you apply for disability?
When should I seek representation for my disability claim?
Can I collect on my spouseís VA disability and my SSDI?
If I apply for disability will they cut my husbandís disability?