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SSDI and SSI - What Happens When Retirement Age Comes

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

We recently received a call from a client who was confused about a social security payment that her disabled sibling was receiving. Her brother had a work related injury that left him with serious brain damage and was approved for Social Security Disability Insurance when he was 57 years old. He was now turning 67, full retirement age, and her question was pretty simple -- or maybe not -- "does he continue on SSDI or will he move over to retirement benefits?"

"I have heard all sorts of answers from people I ask," she told Attorney Connelly. "But I can't seem to get a straight answer. I called the Social Security office but I work and I can't stay on hold forever. I need some help with this."