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Old 04-20-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County Calif
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so you could have continued to work if you didn't lose your job despite health issues ? you rather have tax payers support you instead of working even if it was at something else ?

doesn't sound like a true disability case. it sounds more like a disability case by convenience .
Moderator cut: personal attacks I could have gone on permanent disability 30 years ago but didn't because I could avoid it and wanted to avoid it. I also put more than triple into the system that I am taking out in disability payments alone. I am a tax payer for the past 48 years of employment in addition to the current property and sales and income and car registration and income tax on IRA withdrawals I still pay. Moderator cut: personal attacks

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:45 AM
 
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hey you are the one who posted you were able to work but got laid off so you went on disability because you didn't want to start over . if the heart issue prevented you from working you wouldn't have been working up to that point . if you can work than you could work.

it isn't me who is an ass. at least if you were able to work at your old job but went the disability route when you got laid off keep it under your hat and don't brag how good life is on a public forum and then state you did it because you didn't want to start over again.. ( all your own words )

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I lost a 37 year career in May 2014 when I was 64 and 10 months short of getting max pension benefits. Company went bankrupt. I decided I had no interest in starting over again at my age so I went on state disability (due to a long term heart condition) and some spending of savings. That disability runs out May 2015 and in June 2015 I start SS. In July 2015 I start pension, at the same benefit level as I would have gotten having worked those extra 10 months. Life is good.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:46 AM
 
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some folks don't get it , disability is for those who truly can't work , not those who don't feel like working at their convenience because they can find a reason.. we all pay in to the system for a lifetime but that does not mean we deserve to take money out just because . if you can't work you can't work, PERIOD and it isn't a choice of convenience on your time table ..

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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some folks don't get it , disability is for those who truly can't work , not those who don't feel like working at their convenience because they can find a reason.. we all pay in to the system for a lifetime but that does not mean we deserve to take money out just because . if you can't work you can't work, PERIOD and it isn't a choice of convenience on your time table ..
Nonsense, PERIOD.

The poster was 64 years old with a cardiac condition severe enough that he qualified for disability. By the time he started over and became competent in a new job, he would be well past retirement age. Get over it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:44 AM
 
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While I have no experience with disability (thank goodness) I was under the impression that qualifying for SSI disability (don't know if different for state programs) that it was far from a walk in the park to be approved.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Start your own business.
That's what I did.

Only I ended my career voluntarily.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I am in this boat at the moment. I am 57 soon to be 58 and the army has told me that my service will no longer be needed. Yes I am army national guard and that means my weekends are soon going to be my own. It also means since I am full time dual status technician my job also goes away. While I have no recourse to appeal the decision I am just a tad too young to be fully retired. Finding a new job at 58 is daunting to me. I have not had to look for work in so long that I am a little worried. I know there are a lot of employers out there hiring vets and I am greatful for that but there are not that many looking for someone my age no matter what the field. I have my name on a few federal jobs but they are slow in hiring and sometimes even after posting a position the job may not even be filled. Well we will see what the future brings.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:55 AM
 
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Golfingduo - check with some of the local mega corps. I know here, local larger employers are giving vets preferential treatment. I think it was one of the first questions that a headhunter had asked DH. Better yet, contact a couple of headhunters, let them earn some money on your behalf. I hear LinkedIn also should be an option - let hiring managers/companies "find" you.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Golfingduo - check with some of the local mega corps. I know here, local larger employers are giving vets preferential treatment. I think it was one of the first questions that a headhunter had asked DH. Better yet, contact a couple of headhunters, let them earn some money on your behalf. I hear LinkedIn also should be an option - let hiring managers/companies "find" you.

I have a linked in account that I dont use. I am not really sure I want to work for a mega corp either. I have a few feelers out in fed jobs but they take time to resolve. If nothing changes between now and the end of September I collect retirement and leave pay that will tie me over to the beinning of the year. I can also collect unemployment and I have options to work part time since I will already be able to collect on FERs and I am eligible to tap into my TSP as well so there are options.
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