Some facts about disability and retirement benefits
One thing to remember about Social Security disability benefits and retirement benefits is that when a recipient reaches full retirement age, his or her disability benefits merge with his or her retirement benefits, thereby making them one. Any recipient cannot receive both retirement and disability benefits at the same time in one earnings record.
Sometimes, a person may contract an illness so debilitating or suffer from injuries that are so life-altering that the Social Security Administration will expedite the disability applications of these people. This program is called Compassionate Allowances.
This program makes it possible for the administration to single out people with the most severe illnesses or medical conditions to facilitate a much faster disability benefit process for them, provided the administration is given the proper and complete medical documents required.
If you have been working in the United States for a certain length of time, you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If you have questions regarding how to obtain your benefits or if you need legal representation for issues or concerns regarding your benefits, get in touch with our attorneys at The Hankey Law Office in Indianapolis by calling our offices today at (317) 634-8565 or (800) 520-3633.