Social Security Q&A: What Happens to Disability Benefits at Retirement Age?

Question: If I get Social Security disability benefits and I reach full retirement age, will I then receive retirement benefits? Answer: Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries reach full retirement age. In most cases, the payment amount does not change. The law does not allow a person to receive both retirement and disability benefits simultaneously on one earnings...

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Social Security Q&A: What Can I Do at the Social Security Website?

Question: What can I do at http://www.socialsecurity.gov? Answer: There are many things you can do on Social Security’s website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can get an estimate of future benefits, find out if you qualify for benefits now and even apply for benefits. You can complete a number of other tasks online, too. You can estimate your...

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Social Security Q&A: How to Save and Return to Disability Form Online

Question: I’m getting ready to start filling out my disability benefits application online, but I’m concerned I will need to stop before I can finish it. Can I stop before completing the application and come back to finish it later? If so, how do I return to my online application to finish it when I have all the information I need? Answer: Applying for disability is a multi-step process that may take one to two hours to complete,...

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