Does Social Security Disability automatically change to Regular Social security when a person turns 65?

Asked over 2 years ago - Hesperia, CA

I have been disabled and am receiving Social Security Disability for about 2 years now. The other day a friend of mine told me that when I turn 65 it will change to regular Social Security. Is that so?

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  1. John Paul Dreiser

    Contributor Level 7


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    Answered . Yes. At the age you are set to be entitled to full old-age SS benefits you will seamlessly transition.

    As always, you should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact... more
  2. Brian S Wayson

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . As Attorney Dreiser indicated, once you attain full retirement age your benefits will be re-characterized as retirement benefits. Your full retirement age is determined by the year of your birth.


    Disclaimer Information on this site is provided by Brian Scott Wayson as general information, not legal advice,... more
  3. Eric Leonard Bolves


    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Your friend is right. When you turn 65 (or reach your retirement age), you will no longer be disabled. You will be retired according to SSA. Disability benefits are for those not yet of retirement age and unable to work.

    If you are in my practice area, call me for a free phone consultation. 407-894-1002. Answering a question on this... more

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