Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#195281 - 10/22/17 09:58 PM I have been approved  
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Murphy Offline
Member
Murphy  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Louisville, Kentucky
Thank you every body for helping me with the confidence to ask my Doctors about Social Security Disability, I filled out the paper work and have been approved. I am waiting for my first check due to come this month. SS told me that September would be my first month on disability and I would receive it on the 4th Wednesday in October. I went to a financial meeting the other night at my local cancer support group as there was a SS attorney there that made a 1/2 hour presentation with questions afterword. After his presentation he left, but from what I understand he said that after the age of 62 (I am 61) regular SS payments will take over where SS Disability payments were present. At the age of 62 that is considered early retirement which I think will be a decrease in the amount of the check. I worked in the work force for over 40 years and was going to wait to receive full retirement benefits at the age of 66 &3/4 until I got cancer. Is there any truth to this statement or did I misunderstand?


5/31/16 Partial Glossectomy
Right neck dissection
22 teeth extracted
Six weeks of radiation Ended 8/19/16
2/8/17 Biopsy of epiglottis-cancerous
35 radiation treatments to the throat, Ended 3/21/17
#195283 - 10/23/17 01:30 AM Re: I have been approved [Re: Murphy]  
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,745
ChristineB Offline
Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
ChristineB  Offline
Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,745
PA
Congrats on getting approved for SSD!!! Im so glad you talked to your doctors and got them involved right from the start. That makes a huge difference. Im sorry but I do not know about SSD changing to regular SS at age 62, If you find out, please let us know. Im sure many here would be interested in the answer to that question and how it impacts medicare too.


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
#195287 - 10/23/17 05:28 PM Re: I have been approved [Re: Murphy]  
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,996
PaulB Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)
PaulB  Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,996
NYC
To my understanding, the only thing that changes when you reach retirement age is where your social security payments come from; Social Security instead of Social Security Disability, and no changes are made to the amount you currently receive as that was already calculated, and taken into consideration the shortened work time, and minus any increase for cost of living lol, and deductions for Medicare, if you do receive it.

You can call SS and ask. I have about 10 more years to reach retirement age.

Here is a link from SS regarding the issue:

https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/blog/disability-benefits-switch-retirement-65?page=5

Last edited by PaulB; 10/23/17 06:20 PM. Reason: added link

10/09 T1N2bM0 Tonsil
11/09 Taxotere Cisplation 5-FU 6 Months Hosp
01/11 35 IMRT 70Gy 7 Weeks
06/11 30 HBO
08/11 RND PNI
06/12 SND PNI LVI
08/12 RND Pec Flap IORT 12 Gy
10/12 25 IMRT 50Gy 6 weeks Taxotere Erbitux
10/13 SND
10/13 TBO/Angiograph
10/13 RND Carotid Removed IORT 10Gy
12/13 25 Proton Therapy 50Gy 6 weeks Carboplatin
11/14 All Teeth Extract 30 HBO
03/15 Sequestromy Buccal Flap ORN
09/16 Mandibulectomy, Fibular Flap, Sternotomy
04/17 Regraft hypergranulation Donor Site
06/17 Myocardial Infarction






#195289 - 10/23/17 11:55 PM Re: I have been approved [Re: Murphy]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 80
Nancy14 Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)
Nancy14  Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 80
Massachusetts
Congratulations on getting through the mess of Social Security/Disability (not that you want to be 'disabled'). My husband suffers from several issues (back, Parkinson's,...) and was approved for SSDI 5 year ago at age 62. Though his 'full' retirement age would have been 66.7, he received the equivalent of his full social security benefit - it was just paid through SSDI and not SSI. When he reached the 66.7 years, his file was switched from SSDI to SSI - same amounts, just different government accounting agencies. Certainly take the time to confirm your situation with SSA, but hopefully you will not see any decreases.

Nancy


Nancy
Age 56 at diagnosis
Neck Lymph node removed 11/2012
Tonsillectomy perfomed 12/2012 - identified as primary
SCC Left Tonsil with Left Node involvement, DX 12/2012
RX started 1/29/2013, finished 3/23/2013;
Daily IMRT (35 Sessions)
Weekly Taxol/Carboplatin (6 weeks)
PEG placed after week 4 (3/1/2013)
PEG removed 6 1/2 months later (8/12/2013)
#195299 - 10/26/17 04:54 AM Re: I have been approved [Re: Murphy]  
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 51
WendyinGa Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)
WendyinGa  Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 51
Valdosta,Ga.,USA
Congrats, i know it is a relief. When i was accepted, i could have cried. I didnt know what i would do, if i didnt get it.


04/21/17 Biopsy at ENT
04/25/17 Biopsy result SCC on left side tongue
04/27/17 CT Scans--shows shallow tumor
05/02/17 Pre-op
05/03/17 Surgery to remove tumor.---awaiting pathology
05/08/17 Cancer still present
05/10/17 2nd surgery- removing more
06/05/17 Simulation done, PET on 6th, RADS start on 06/20/17
07/11/17 15th treatment completed. Halfway point!
08/01/17 Last treatment! Woohoo!
08/16/17 Hospitalized due to malnutrition and dehydration
08/24/17 Home again
#195309 - 10/27/17 08:17 PM Re: I have been approved [Re: Murphy]  
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Murphy Offline
Member
Murphy  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Louisville, Kentucky
Thanks for the link PaulB and everybody else that responded, just received my first check on Oct. 25. You all are correct, what a relief! The last 35 rad treatments did something to physically and mentally, some days I take 2 or 3 naps and some days none but still feel tired and worn out. Couldn't work part time let alone full time if I wanted to. Was a master auto mechanic for about 40 years, I have had enough! My wife has been a great care giver but it has also been hard on her as well. We thought she had a ulcer from worrying so much but Dr. said irritated stomach after endoscopy, she is getting better.


5/31/16 Partial Glossectomy
Right neck dissection
22 teeth extracted
Six weeks of radiation Ended 8/19/16
2/8/17 Biopsy of epiglottis-cancerous
35 radiation treatments to the throat, Ended 3/21/17

Support OCF


Help OCF

Shop Amazon and Help OCF

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 14 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics17,001
Posts190,450
Members11,373
Most Online306
Aug 21st, 2016
Top Posters(All Time)
ChristineB 9,745
davidcpa 8,311
Cheryld 5,260
Brian Hill 4,738
Gary 3,552
Newest Members
oxy517, Jvfireman416, Angie Durbal, LEJ, Teerdha Pati
11372 Registered Users
Brag Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0