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Can you apply for disability if you already receive SS?




 
I am 68 years old and have COPD, CAD Coronary Heart Disease, PAD Peripheral Artery Disease and have 13 arterial stents. I receive SS and Medicare and have PAAD. My income from work is $368.00 gross every two weeks. I do not qualify for food stamps or any other benefits except a once a year lump sum payment on my electric bill.

Everyone I know is nagging me to apply for Disability and when I say I already receive SS they tell me I can receive both. I don't believe I can. That is why I am writing to you, so that I can tell them once and for all that you get one or the other, not both.




You are correct. If you are already receiving Social Security and you are past the age of 66, you are not able to file for disability. Unless, that is, you have never filed for disability and you became disabled prior to six month before full retirement age.

If you have medical evidence to support that you were disabled prior to full retirement age, you might wish to file a disability claim. This might increase your monetary amount. Hard to say without knowing all the variables.

I hope this helps.








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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

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These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Criteria to Qualify
Who qualifies for disability? - Qualifying is based on evidence of functional limitations
Medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
The non-medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply for?
What are the Social Security Disability, SSI Requirements For How Disabled You Have to Be?
What types of information is Social Security Disability looking for?
Proving Functional Limitations and why this is Important on a Disability Case
Applying for Disability - Rules and Requirements when you Apply