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Experience:  37 plus years of SSD practice
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I am 67 yrs old and still working, but decided to collect

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I am 67 yrs old and still working, but decided to collect social security retirement benefits as I am over my full retirement age. Recently I had to go on short term disability from work for back surgery. I have paid into short term disability to Raytheon Co. For over 40 years. My. Disability claim through MetLife was approved but I was told that my disability payments would be reduced by the amount of social security retirement benefits I receive. I do not understand that, why should I be penalized because I receive social security? Do you have any information about this? At a time when I need to pay medical bills, this is really hurting me. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Margaret ******* Margaret ****************
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 5 months ago.
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