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I have been getting disability SSI since 2013. I understand I can get retirement money as well. I also did not get Medicare Part B with my disability. This has caused a great deal of hardship for me.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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You may have social security disability benefits AND you may have pension or other investment income and that will not affect your disability.

Only earned income - wages or self-employment income may affect your eligibility.

To qualify for Medicare - you you should be at least 65 year sold,

OR you may qualify for Medicare after getting disability social security benefits at least two years.

If you are getting SSI - Supplemental Security Income - any other income you might be getting will be considered.

That is because SSI is need based benefits - unlike social security - it is not based on your prior earning.

Please verify which type of benefits do you have?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I get disability only. 963
Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

So far - that is social security disability benefits - correct?
And these benefits are based on your working record.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

You wrote - " I can get retirement money as well" - can you specify - which specific benefits did you mean?

If you meant social security retirement benefits - these will not be available if you are getting disability social security benefits.

We may not have two social security benefits at the same time.

Bu - Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age.

Depending on your year of birth - your FRA is between 66 and 67.

Let me know if that helps.

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