Can I apply for both Medical Disability and Early Social Security?
Hello, I am new here so forgive me if my question is posted in the wrong place. I am 62 yo with severe COPD. I have been working full time as a Nurse for 30 years. In May of this year my Pulmonologist suggested I apply for Medical Disability, even wrote a letter for me to give to my employer. Due to financial concerns, I have not done anything with it. I am now at a point where I need to apply. My question is can I apply for both early retirement Security and Med Disability. I understand I cannot collect both but everything I have read say Disability can take up to two years to get and I thought perhaps my early retirement could see me through until I’m approved for Med. Disability. Not sure where to start but hate to lose my job and have no income to help gap the waiting time. Any answers or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks, Mary