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I have a SSD benefit , but I no longer get my retirement benefit from my job. My income is under the limit to go concurrent , but I can't apply for SSI . What can do? It stopped when I turned 65 my retirement also with prosthesis?

Hi,

You say that you can't apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income), but you have a right to apply for those benefits. I have no idea whether or not you'll qualify for SSI, but the Social Security Administration can't prevent you from applying.

SSI eligibility doesn't end simply because you reach age 65. You can potentially qualify for SSI if you are either blind, disabled, or AT LEAST age 65. If you think that you may qualify for SSI, you can call SSA to make an appointment to apply. They are required to accept your application and issue you a notice of disallowance or approval. If your claim is denied, you would then have appeal rights.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Nov 17 2020 - 8:14am
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