Disability Retirement

By Wendy Fisher, Retirement-Online.com

So many folks work and suddenly are faced with an early Disability Retirement -- it comes suddenly, and you can't work.

Do you realize that most attorneys will offer you a free session to discuss your disability case?

This is the perfect time to find out whether YOU like the attorney - and they find out whether they believe they can win your case. If they can, they may offer to take your case on "pro bono" basis - meaning you don't pay until you win. At that point, the attorney gets a portion of your retroactive benefits -- but it's often worth it as you get the benefits MUCH faster than if you try alone. The attorneys know how to get this approved, they know the Judges, they really can help you.

Now What?

You apply for disability pensions (if any), like your Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit, or a personal disability policy, or employer disability retirement. Assuming you get approved, you generally live on less, as you had less working years to save for your well-funded retirement.

Hopefully, since you obviously need medical coverage for your disability, you can apply for Medicare, or Medicaid also. We won't get into retirement investment planning on this page... with a disability retirement, it's probably too late to plan.

The bottom of this page has articles written by disability retirees on how they retired and how they live life! You still have a life and need to decide how to be productive and busy... there is life beyond your disability.

You might even consider a retiree blog, like these retirees wrote or go one step further and try a website, for supplemental income.

I hope they provide inspiration to others going through the same lifestyles!


Disability Retirement Stories written by Retirees who have Experienced a Disability

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Working Through Early Disability Retirement 
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