Can you receive Social Security Disability and Retirement benefits at the same time?

You may be wondering if you can receive Social Security Disability and Retirement benefits at the same time.

Reaching full retirement age does not change your benefit amount. You will continue to receive Social Security Disability benefits, only—for the Social Security Administration’s purposes—now those benefits will be called retirement benefits. You don’t have to do anything. Your benefit type will change automatically.

Just like Social Security Disability benefits, Social Security retirement benefits are funded through Social Security taxes and are available to individuals who have earned enough “work credits”—or years of work—to qualify. If you have already been approved for Social Security Disability benefits, and your condition does not change or get better, you will continue to receive benefits.

If you have more questions about your Social Security retirement benefits, call the Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. Don’t get discouraged. We know the system, and we can help.  Call 1-800-618-4878 for a free consultation today!

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