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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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SSI AND HAVE BECOME DISABLED, AGE 73, CAN I GET SSDI?

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I AM ON SSI AND HAVE BECOME DISABLED, AGE 73, CAN I GET SSDI?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

Are you collecting Social Security Retirement?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

How much is your SSR?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
$1950.00
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
do i get an answer for the money i have authorized?
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

OK, thank you. This clears things up. Just so you are aware, you are not receiving "SSI" at all. Your income from your Social Security Retirement makes you ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs-based welfare program with VERY low income maximums (like, $750/mo-ish).

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

Yes, I am typing your answer. Thank you for your continued patience.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK, AS I THOUGHT, THANK YOU.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

Now, because you are over full retirement age, you are already getting your full Social Security available (SSR). Social Security Disability is actually an early taking of one's full retirement amount (without penalty for taking it early). We can get it when we are UNABLE to work long enough to get us through to being old enough to collect our FULL SSR. But when we are disabled young, we get our SSD and when we become of full retirement age, it automatically converts to our full SSR, but the amount doesn't change (it is the same amount). So, in sum, you are already getting your full amount you paid in for - there is no more to be had. If you'd become disabled before 66, you'd still be getting your full SSR you are getting now.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

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