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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.








  • What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

  • What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

  • Which conditions will social security recognize as a disability?

  • Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved







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    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center



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    Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits

    FAQ on Disability Claim Representation

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    Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers




    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

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    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






    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Applying for Disability in North Carolina

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