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I am 73 years old and have been receiving SS since I retired @ 65 8 years ago. Last April 22 I had a "massive stroke followed 2 weeks later by another 2 strokes. I was hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL and had been goining for rehab @ HealthSouth, Sunrise, Fl until they were purchased by a new medical corp who immediately cut off out patient services and since then May 16, 2017, I have been going to Memorial rehab in Pembroke Pines,FL. At each location, I am asked if I am receiving SS disability benefits? Am I entitled to Disability benefits? I don't have a lawyer representing me.Sincerely, ***** ********@******.***

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

No. Why do I need a lawyer? I have piles of medical and pysh tests and evaluations

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 10 months ago
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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Satisfied Customers: 14,894
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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Hi Richard. HI, MY NAME’S LANE - I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice 1986.

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I'm s sorry, but SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and Social Security retirement are mutually exclusive.

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As an example, if you were on SSDI (to replace work income) once you become full retirement (would have been age 65 for you), that SSDI benefit automatically BECOMES Social Security retirement. A check is never missed, (simply paid from a different fund).

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But, again so sorry to be the messenger, once the Social Security retirement starts SSDI stops.

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Now, you MAY be able to get some additional. help for medication and other costs through medicare's extra help program.

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You can read about the extra help program here:

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https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/save-on-drug-costs/save-on-drug-costs.html

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And some of the other extra help programs here:

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https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/get-help-paying-costs.html

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 10 months ago

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I hope that you’ll rate me based on my accuracy and thoroughness, rather than any good news/bad news content.

That’s the only way JustAnswer.com will compensate me for the work here.

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