I am over 65 and currently receiving ssi but cannot contiue working due to diabetis and copd disability. Am I eligable to receive ss disability in addition?
*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.Hi, with regard to your post:I am over 65 and currently receiving ssi Do you mean you are receiving Social Security Retirement benefits? How much to you receive?but cannot contiue working How much do you receive in earnings each year? More than $14,160?due to diabetis and copd disability. Am I eligable to receive ss disability in addition? Please clarify the above, and I will be able to more accurately answer you. Thank you!
1b. +/- $1800 mo.
2a. No wage earnings
I have not received an answer, did you not understand my last response?
I have not worked for several years after retirement due to my disabilaties
Hi, thank you for your clarifications. OK, with regard to your question:I am over 65 and currently receiving ssi Actually, this is incorrect. You are receiving social security retirement benefits. SSI is a welfare program, and unavailable to those with SSR benefits as great as yours. It is for those with SSR less than $674/mo., and makes up that difference. but cannot contiue working due to diabetis and copd disability. Am I eligable to receive ss disability in addition? No, that is because SSD is, essentially, "early" retirement due to being disabled before full retirement age. People can get it if eligible BEFORE retirement age, and then when they reach full retirment age, it automatically converts to SSR, which you already get. Thus, you can not apply, due to age AND, even if you could, you'd only be getting the same amount, given the fact that it is just an early justified taking of your SS benefits. But you need not prove disabilty to get your SS, as you already have done so, based on age alone.I hope this helps clarify for you.Because I help people like you here, for a living---this is not a hobby for me---I sincerely XXXXXXXXXX XXXX abiding by the honor system with regard to Accepting answers, by Clicking your ACCEPT button now. Feel free to follow up after, if you need clarification. An ACCEPT also assures that I can assist you again. A BONUS is a wonderful way to tell the expert her time and effort are appreciated. I wish you the best in your future.
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