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

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

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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.


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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.

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