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I am on social security disability and am 67. Would I get

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I am on social security disability and am 67. Would I get a higher benifit by taking my retirement benifit instead?

andy zoglman [email protected]

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Actually, you only think that you are still receiving SSDI. Social security automatically switches you from disability to retirement at full retirement age---which was age 66 for you. You probably didn’t notice it because the benefit generally stays the same when you transition from SSDI to retirement.

But if you hadn't been switched, no, switching after full retirement age would not increase your benefit. I'm sorry.

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