Good morning Angie, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your husband's situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. Whether he can qualify for early retirement through his employer is only something that the employer can answer, as I have no information about any retirement plan he might have at work. However, as for disability, he needs to consider filing for social security disability. Under the social security regulations, social security's definition of disability is as follows:
"Disability" under Social Security is based on your inability to work. We consider you disabled under Social Security rules if:
Here is a link where you can apply online for your benefit: http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/His benefit will be about the same as his full retirement age retirement benefit.
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It has been my pleasure to assist you Angie, and I hope you will ask for me on JustAnswer should a future need ever arise.If you have any follow-up questions to my answers here, you may come back and ask them in this thread---at no additional charge------and I will be happy to assist you.Please feel free to bookmark the following link so you can request me to answer any future legal questions you may have:http://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-lawtalk/Thanks again.Doug