I have Multiple Sclerosis. I'm 55 years old in which I am eligible to retire from my current job. I am currently out on STD due a flareup that caused me to be hospitalized and time in rehab. With MS I have alot of fatigue and stress on the job doesnot make it easy. I use a walker to get around at work, but, recovering from this flareup is very sIow returning. I can retire within the next year based on company's benefits, but, I am not certain if I should apply for SSDI before retiring. Can I collect both? I need my medical benefits because of MS and other medical issues. I am confused to say the least. I don't want to make the wrong move and want to better understand what I am eligible for.
I just want to make the right decision.