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Subject:  Re: Study on early claiming of SS Date:  9/4/2018  6:30 PM
Author:  Art53 Number:  20684 of 21582

"As usual, correlation doesn't mean causation. I would suspect many that retire early do so because they want to, instead of determining rationally whether they should." - rharmelink

I suspect that many claim early SS because they are emotionally and physically exhausted. Not everyone has a cushy desk job where they can sit on their butt all day and drink coffee and take a break anytime they want to. Meat cutters and forklift drivers and restaurant employees and all other kinds of folks that have to do hard physical work may not have a physical disability that is bad enough to claim SS disability but they got aches and pains and arthritis and their shoulder or knees hurt and they got hemorrhoids and all other kinds of aches and pains and life has been hard for them so they just get out as soon as they can.

Like the song says "a wise man doesn't know how it is to be thick as a brick." Neither do they know what it is to be worn slap out by life. Life is neither kind nor fair and it can do a real number on you. When you wake up hurting everyday it can make you depressed and not care about anything.

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