I am currently collecting partial disability payments, while continuing to work, from a private company (UNUM) and have reached full retirement age. Can I apply/collect SSI while continuing to receive these partial DI payments (for approximately 8-9 months going forward). Am I also able to continue working while collecting both?
You are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits up to your age of full retirement. Therefore, if your full retirement age, under Social Security's rules and regulations is age 66, you could received disability benefits up until your 66 birthday, but then they would automatically switch over to regular Social Security retirement.
Your question is not very clear and there are different answers depending on your circumstances. Social Security retirement (SSR) is not SSI. SSI is a different type of benefit.
The partial disability you are talking about if it is from UNUM sounds like long term disability. If that is the case, then if you get any Social Security benefit, then most likely, it will offset your UNUM benefit. Those plans generally have an "other income" offset, so that it reduces the benefit based on other types of income you receive from Social Security.
As far as continuing to work, the answer from Mr. Maitland is accurate regarding SSR benefits. But working and getting SSR may eliminate your UNUM benefit all together.
Also keep in mind if you are receiving LTD benefits from UNUM, those probably stop when you reach full retirement age in any event.
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