When a teacher retires, it can become very difficult to continue the pace that they were when they were teaching.
Can you stand for six out of eight hours?
Can you lift and carry 25 pounds on an occasional basis?
You have paid into the system, and this is what the Social Security system was designed for.
If you have worked a light level job, and are at the age of 55, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
You are eligible up to a full five years after you retire. These rules apply to everyone with this type of job