I have a question for my dad. He has severe back problems. Not only did he have a bad back but he had a severe rearend collesion while at work. He was in a company pickup truck and the person hit him so hard that it pushed the back all the way up to the front. So, his back problems were increased significantly. He was out of work for months had surgeries and was finally allowed to go back on light duty. (this does not exist at his work) So, finally after doing everything he could think of he decided to retire early. He is only 54.
The question is can he still apply for SSDI? I told him i doubted it since technically he was retired. But he thinks since he retired over a disability that he should at least try.
Has anyone has experience with this or know anything that could help.
Thanks in advance.