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I am attempting to apply for Social Security Retirement Benefits. I turned 62 on June 26, 2015. I have been receiving Social Security Disability Benefits for many years. In May of 2015 I started seasonal employment at a National Park and in June of 2015 I sent in a form indicating that I earned more than my allowed amount in June of 2015. In my Social Security Retirement application I was asked if I was disabled in the past 14 months. How should I answer this question and how can I access online the information regarding what my initial start date was for my Social Security Disability Income? I am now in a remote location and am not near a Social Security Office.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
First, when you are on SSDIB, and turn of full retirement age, you do not need to file for SSR - it automatically converts. Thus, I would not be filling this out at all.The only risk I see is that while disabled you worked, and depending on the amount of hours and income, and duties, it could contradicts a claim of being disabled for the month of May.You can not get a statement online about your start date or your SSDIB. You would have to contact your SSA - if in writing, I'd do it certified RRR. They are extremely slow though, so consider doing so every month for several and if they still don't respond, you can contact your Congressperson for assistance. This, of course, is only if you still need that information despite the fact that you need not apply for SSR because your SSDIB automatically converts to Retirement, and you get to keep the full amount you were receiving.
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