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I'm 66 my wife is and receives $330. per month. I still work

I'm 66 my wife is 69 and receives $330. per month. I still work full time and my health is failing, soon I may be forced to stop working. My questions are; 1 the best way to file? I hope to be working for at least two more years. My understanding is if I file benefits now I would get X amount and my wife would get half of my amount, is this so? 2 If I was to receive 2000.per month s/s and take 2000. per month from my pay and put it in my 401K. Would this be in my best interest? I had one kidney removed and may need dialysis soon just got word that I need a pacemaker with all the med problems is disability a option ?

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I was just viewing other questions of customers. I noticed a

Doug, I was just viewing other questions of customers. I noticed a question from a disabled women of 62 requesting an answer of filing for disability.I too have been disabled for the last 20 years from a medical condition and can not work. But I have not worked for 29 years.I thought it was too late to file for disability. Is it possible that I could file for SSDI? And then take SSI at 66?

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I turned 62 in November, 2015. I would like to file

I turned 62 in November, 2015. I would like to file for Social Security Disability and also for Social Security Retirement, in that order. The health condition that is the basis for my SSD application undermines levels of sustained alertness and endurance. I stopped working, (part time, 20 hrs/week), in October. 2012, when I was given a substandard review at my job of eight years and an option to quit or be terminated. I have not yet filed a SSD application because while I have some medical test reports that support my claim, I do not yet have a medical interpretation or diagnosis, (requires travel and $).1) I would like to know if I can or should file a SSD application without the established medical diagnosis? Would this be valid if I supplied the medical verification at a later date? [ICD-10, G93.3]2) Also, since my condition is chronic*, I am unsure of how to consider the date of onset. (*considering accumulated disability over time and co-morbid conditions).Would it be the date that I was forced to leave my employment in October, 2012?3) I have not spoken to a SSD lawyer and would like to know what else I should consider?My Social Security Retirement income without disability is almost $200./month lower.I have not worked since 10/2012.Thank you.

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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My ex-husband and I were together years, married for

My ex-husband and I were together for 14 years, married for 9 1/2 years. We lived together for the five years as husband and wife, even building a business together. My ex-husband just died earlier this month. Am I entitled to any social security benefits from him? I am 56 years old and disabled if that makes any difference.

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Can I keep my benefits if I take a job months? Is there

Can I keep my benefits if I take a job for 3 months? Is there an amount I can't exceed making or can I keep the benefits if I work a short time? What's the time amount? 3 mo or 9 mo?

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Christopher B, Esq.

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My husband started drawing his social security last year.

My husband started drawing his social security last year. His pain is now worse and he believes he should file for disability. Is it too late?

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Phillips Esq.

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My mother is currently in a nursing home and receives a auxiliary

My mother is currently in a nursing home and receives a auxiliary grant due to her limited income (SS $910), My dad recently passed and she will be receiving widow's benefits in the amount of $1875. Due to this additional income she will no longer to be able to receive the auxiliary great. Is there a way that she can refuse/withdrawal this income ?? Thank You

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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Iam collecting social security disability in MN snd I am employed

Iam collecting social security disability in MN snd I am employed part time, how much am I allowed to earn monthly before it affects my monthly benefit?

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retirementlawyer

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Hi, I have OCD, bulimia, and depression. I applied for ssdi.

Hi, I have OCD, bulimia, and depression. I applied for ssdi. Problem is went I was a kid and teenager I was in therapy, but never took meds because was afraid too. I just lived with my problem. Got little better when got married. I controlled it but two years ago I got worse and my work declined. In jan I stopped completely. So difficult to hold a job with my thoughts of OCD. Problem is I never went back to therapy because was frustrated thinking would not help cause was sick of going before. Then I think they just in it for money. I tried meds once but stopped cause if bad side effects. Since I have very old medical records as I am 34 now they ordered a depression and anxiety exam for me. I have one test tomorrow and one next week. I hear bad things about these exams that they just do the routine to deny you. I heard they don't even evaluate your true condition. My question is are they just doing this to deny me and do I have a chance? How can I show them my true problems in order to get a fair decision. I am worried they won't give me a chance to explain or won't write the correct things. When I go out I am able to look presentable and many would never think I have a problem but I suffering inside and unable to be consistent in a job without my OCD taking control and my bulimia. As well as my depression which is new. I feel hopeless and have no interest in things that I used to love. Feel like whats the point in this world. Feel like they will see me presentable and think I am fine. Any advice or insight yu can give. Do you think this is just a ploy to go through the motions to deny me. Thanks

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