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My husband was planning on retiring on 12/31/2017 and has…

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My husband was planning on retiring on 12/31/2017 and has already applied for Social Security retirement benefits as it is annual enrollment time. In the meantime, he has been diagnosed with Stage 4, Chronic Kidney Disease and may soon need dialysis. Does this qualify him for SS Disability Income?

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 important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

My husband has also applied for Medicare A, B, and D with supplemental coverage from private insurers.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago
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Sorry for your situation.

As long as your spouse is eligible for social security benefits - he may apply any time.

We can start your Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The monthly benefit amount will be different depending on the age we start receiving it.

However - as long as your spouse is below HIS full retirement age (FRA) - he may apply for disability benefits.

His FRA will be between 66 and 67 - depending on his year of birth.

Let me know if you need help with application procedure.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My question, which I was lead to believe would be $5- was..... does Stage 4 Kidney Disease make you automatically qualified to draw SS Disability?
Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

Please be aware that experts do not have access to your account - and

all issues related to payments should be directed to the customer service.

There is NO automatic qualifications to disability social security benefits.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

There is an application procedure.

The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

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