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Workers & Retirees

Retiring under disability - Pellet Hourly

To receive your plan's Permanent Incapacity type of retirement, you had to be disabled before the earlier of 1) the date your employment with National Steel ended or 2) the date the plan ended (12/6/2002 ). Also, you had to have 15 years of service. In lieu of the plan doctor's making a disability determination, PBGC will accept a Social Security Administration disability determination.

  • If your Social Security Disability Determination Letter states that you became disabled on a date before the earlier of 1) the date your employment with National Steel ended or 2) the date the plan ended (12/6/2002 ), and you had 15 years of service, then you can retire now.
  • If your Social Security Disability Determination Letter states that you became disabled on a date after the earlier of 1) the date your employment with National Steel ended or 2) the date the plan ended (12/6/2002), then you cannot retire under the plan's Permanent Incapacity provision and you will not be able to collect a benefit until age 60.