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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am 66 and just started receiving my ss retirement benefits. Concurrently,

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I am 66 and just started receiving my ss retirement benefits.
Concurrently, I finally received notice from VA that they increased me to 100% compensation for service connected disability including u employability.
Am I eligible to reapply at SS for disability rather than the regular retirement ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
Hi, no, SSDIB only applies to those not yet of retirement age (full). Even if you had applied for SSDIB earlier, say in early 60s - the amount you get now would not be different, because SSDIB is the full amount, and then at full retirement age SSDIB converts in name to SS retirement.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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