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How old are you? Are you considered disabled enough to file for disability?
My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship.
As long as you are eligible for SS retirement through your work history (you need 40 credits which is about 10 years of work). You can file for your normal retirement benefit at age 62 (you will incur an early retirement penalty). At full retirement you will have no penalty (age 66 in 2016). You can also file for SSDI (disability) if you qualify and cannot work. You can do this at any age and it might be your best best, ***** ***** also apply for Supplemental benefits (SSI) but you need to qualify and can only have assets of $2000 or less filing single and $3,000 filing as a couple. These are your options through SS at this point.
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