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Disabled Seniors Guide to Retiring in Colorado

By    |   Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 11:35 PM

Living with a disability is a personal challenge in any of the nation’s states. If you have a disability and are thinking about retiring in Colorado, here are steps you can take and factors you may want to consider.

The evaluation for disability benefits is free and there is no requirement to continue with the advocate or attorney following the evaluation. If you have a preference to meet with someone in an office about your disability, the office locator can be accessed on the Social Security Administration’s website.

If you’re most comfortable using a telephone to apply for Social Security and disability benefits, you can dial 800-772-1213, which is the national Social Security Administration’s number. Representatives will help set up an appointment for you to apply at either a Social Security office or over the telephone.

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If you want to access the file the form for disability benefits online, it can be accessed at Colorado.gov.

A second online resource is a Facebook page for the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities. The council uses the page to highlight personal profiles of state residents who have disabilities. It also provides updates for legislation related to citizens who have disabilities.

Colorado residents who already receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are eligible for an additional monthly payment from the state. For recipients living in their own home, or someone else’s home, they receive a monthly benefit of $25. Social Security recipients who live in an adult foster home or those who use an at-home care program may receive a more substantial amount, from $475 to $551 in monthly benefits, according to DisabilitySecrets.

Colorado Springs is a popular city for retirees, and it has a website portal for citizens who also have disabilities.

In Boulder County, the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging coordinates care and resources for seniors with disabilities throughout the county. The organization also provides support for caregivers and service vendors who seek more services to meet the needs of the county’s disabled, aging residents. The agency works to support the federal Aging & Disability Resource Center program to help disabled seniors determine their best options for long-term care.

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As part of the federal Aging & Disability Resource Center program, the overall goal of the Boulder County ADRC is to empower individuals to successfully navigate options for general long-term support systems such as in-home, community-based, and institutional services and programs.

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Living with a disability is a personal challenge in any of the nation's states. If you have a disability and are thinking about retiring in Colorado, here are steps you can take and factors you may want to consider.
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