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I am 63 years old and currently employed as an elected official.

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I am 63 years old and currently employed as an elected official. I am also a retired federal civil servant under FERS, plus I have a 40% VA disabilty from service in the USAF and Air Nat'l Guard. I will not file for my Soc Sec until 2018, when I leave office and I am 66 years old. Because of my VA 40% disability, am I eligible for any Soc Sec disability benefits now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  SSA.Help4u.168 replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for contacting us today. My goal is to provide efficient assistance to you and hopefully a peace of mind as well.
Based on the following, you can collect VA disability and social security benefits at the same time. SEE BELOW:
Other Disability Benefits
You are permitted to collect Social Security disability payments and, at the same time, private disability payments from an insurance policy or coverage from your employer. You may also receive Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits at the same time as Social Security disability benefits.
REFERENCE SOURCE:
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/employee-rights-book/chapter13-6.html
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Based on the following, you should be eligible to collect Social Security disability now. SEE BELOW:
To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability.
REFERENCE SOURCE:
http://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify.html
Let me know if I can be of further assistance to you regarding this matter.