Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure I am considering retiring early on medical grounds and wondered what experiences anyone has had, for example was it easy or problematic and was you able to claim disability payments from the government. I have worked all my life and never claimed anything. I am still able to get around and do most things for myself albeit slowly and breathlessly but don't want to work until I can't. I have a bucket list and want to be well enough to do them before I can't. I'm 54 and am at 3-4 on the New York scale.