Answered on Apr 07th, 2012 at 12:44 PM
If you're doctor is encouraging you to seek disability,
apply. If you are eligible for "retirement"
at 60, I can only assume that is from your company or Union as the minimum age
for SSA is 62. If my assumption is
correct, and you are successful with a disability application to SSA, your "retirement"
could be a disability retirement from the company or Union and hopefully there would
be no discount for having to take it early.
It is a good idea to have an experienced attorney to help
you with your application, although it is not required. If you click http://www.lawyers.com/Social-Security/Indiana/browse-law-firms-by-city.html
it will take you to a page of Indiana Social Security law firms. Review this excellent article about choosing
a lawyer http://research.lawyers.com/Selecting-A-Lawyer.html.
Remember, you can apply on your own in person,
If you are denied, seek a competent lawyer.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ