Published on: September 20, 2016
According to the Social Security Administration, 14,116 individuals were receiving disability benefits and are under the full retirement age, 65, this past July 2016.
But, what happens to those disability benefits once you retire?
This is such a common question that the SSA has a FAQ page specifically designed to help clarify it, stating:
“Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age. The law does not allow a person to receive both retirement and disability benefits on one earnings record at the same time.” - SSA FAQ’s
Like many aspects of the Social Security Administration, it can be a bit more complex especially if you are applying for early retirement.
If you are still unsure about your disability benefits after retirement, then contact an experienced and professional disability advocate to help you understand the transition from disability to retirement benefits.