[Jobs] Any Social Security experts?

Steven Atkinson sm.atkinson at comcast.net
Mon Aug 27 16:02:29 UTC 2018


Thanks Dave,

If you or anyone would like to ask me a S.S.D.I. question re. working while
receiving S.S.D.I. or a question re. giving up your S.S.D.I. benefits, I
will give you my two cents worth.  My personal e-mail address is
sm.atkinson at comcast.net.  As far as I am concerned, Social Security
Disability Income knowledge is as important as the air we breethe.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dave via Jobs
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2018 11:36 AM
To: Jobs for the Blind
Cc: Dave
Subject: Re: [Jobs] Any Social Security experts?

Hello Steve,

Thanks for your reply.  

I actually think you share this same info with me last week.  As last
week I was asking about the limits of earning money while being on SSDI.   
Which your Answer was perfect for that question.  

This weeks question is slightly different in that it has to do with the
normal Social Security 
Retirement payment anyone would receive if they retired at age 62
instead of 65 or 66.  

If someone retires at age 62, they receive less each month, and they
also have a limit on how much that person can earn if they should take a
job to earn extra money.  

Here is where things get confusing-

I was asking if anyone knew if this earning limitation was Waved for
those who were Blind and were now collecting Social Security Retirement
payments.  


Since there seemed to be some extra benefits when it came to being Blind
and collecting Social Security Disability, I was curious to see if
anyone knew if there were any of these extra benefits for those who
retired at age 62.  

this is such an Obscure question, I had my doubts if I might get a
truthful answer from someone at Social Security.  

So, I thought I would post my question on this list, since it is filled
with other Blind people, and perhaps just one of them had asked this
same question, or had actually retired at age 6t2, and found out they
had no limits on what they could earn, unlike those others who retire at
age 62, and who are not Blind.  


I'll be 62 in three months, and if because I am Blind, I can retire,
with no limits to what I may earn, then it would be wise for me to start
the process of retiring. 

Steve, I know you understand what I am going to say.  You've been in the
work force, and you've pulled your own weight, and you know what that
feels like.  

I am very grateful for the Safety Net our American System provides. 
However, it was my goal, and still is my goal to be free of any sort of
Government assistance.  I do not wish to end up in Subsidized housing,
or on Food Stamps, or needing to get Energy discounts and more.  

Don't get me wrong, I am glad they are there.  But for me, I don't want
to take advantage of them, unless I have no other choices.  


Perhaps I am too independent for my own good, but I've managed to work
jobs for most of the years I've been blind.  


If I needed to take advantage of any of those Public Aid programs, I
would do it.  Right now, I am trying to avoid them if I can.  

Thanks again,

Grumpy Dave



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