What if you are receiving Social Security retirement, are you able to file for Social Security Disability?
You may still be able to take advantage of SSDI (Social Security Disability) benefits.
You will have to prove that you are disabled before your full retirement age (which currently varies from age 66 to 67).
The advantage of Social Security Disability is that the payments are higher than retirement benefits because you are treated as being full retirement age.
For instance, someone who retires at age 62 and takes Social Security benefits usually will make several hundred dollars less per month than a person who receives SSDI benefits.
You must prove you meet the disability requirements at the time you stopped working. This means the inability to continuing working at your former job and limitations to sedentary or light work.
It is certainly worth discussing with a Social Security Attorney.
A Social Security lawyer is only paid if the lawyer wins your case and gets you benefits.
Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.