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Ask Rusty – SSDI Denied; Will Claiming Early Hurt Spouse or Survivor Benefits?

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    Social Security Matters
Dear Rusty: I applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and was denied. So, because I turn 62 this month, I plan to file for my early SS retirement benefits. Since I’ve not worked a lot due to health issues I won’t get much and I realize my benefit will be reduced by about 30% from my full retirement age amount, but we need the extra income to help with my medical bills. My…

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