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Can dad go from SS to SSDI now that's he's SC

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killemall

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My dad is 63

He retired from us post office at 55

 

He was under the old crs system and not the new Fers retirement system. So he paid very little into social security.

He did pay 4 years as while in the airforce

Then after retiring post office he worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years and paid into SS

He currently gets aprox $300 a month from SS

He has recently received a rating of 80% from the VA.

Is he now eligible to convert from regular SS to SSDI through the Wounded Warrior program and perhaps receive more money from social security?

Or is it too late?

 

Thank you

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Have him file a new application. IMHO,  the worst thing a person can do is call SSA or go to SSA and ask questions.  The proper or right way is to go in and file a new application and make SSA put it in writing and then appeal and get a lawyer.  SSA is getting like VA, deny, deny, deny then oops we can grant but they limit the retro pay.

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https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/faq/disability-wounded-warriors

Basically the same as a civilian, except they expedite Veterans that were injured after Oct 1, 2001.

And they take your VA disability records in account, but if you got injured in your civilian job, same deal.

They are just prettying it up some to make it look like Veterans are being taken care of, like the VA,

No more, no less,

Hamslice

 

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what was the 300.00 month your Dad got from S,S,?

Was it retirement pay?  or was it for a disability?

IS YOUR DAD TOTALLY DISABLED?

IF ONE HAS PAID INTO THE SSA SYSTEM  THEY CAN RETIRE AT AGE 63  BUT IF A VETERAN AND DISABLED AND GETTING A SERVICE CONNECTION COMPENSATION PAYMENT EACH MONTH AT THE 100% RATE I BELIEVE HE CAN FILE FOR SSDI BUT HAS TO HAVE BEEN PAID INTO THE SYSTEM THE LAST 10 YEARS

AS PETE MENTION TAKE YOUR DAD TO THE SSA OFFICE AND CHECK WITH THEM  HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET MORE THAN 300.00 MONTHLY FROM SSDI.

BUT THE ONLY THING IS HE NEEDS TO BE 100% SERVICE CONNECT   BECAUSE THE SSA  ONLY TAKES US IF WERE TOTALLY DISABLED 

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