I have been collecting disability benefits and am turning 65 soon. I will get retirement benefits now too. Can I collect both?


Question: I’m getting disability right now from social security and I’m about to turn 65. Does this mean I can now get retirement benefits from social security and disability benefits, because aren’t you supposed to get retirement benefits when you turn 65?

Response: In most cases, it is not possible to collect both disability and retirement benefits. Generally, the rule is that when you turn 65 and reach retirement age, if you were collecting social security disability benefits, you cease collecting those disability benefits and begin collecting retirement benefits. If you have questions about how this will change your monthly benefits, if at all, you should speak with an experienced social security attorney who can explain this process to you and help explain the transition.

Answered by Christy Rakoczy

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