When Can I Get Retirement Benefits?
A lot of people think that the Social Security Administration only pays benefits to people who are retired or at retirement age. But that isn't the only benefit that this government agency pays. This page discusses how age and retirement income affects disability benefits.
Retirement does not change the amount of benefits you receive because Social Security Disability and
Retirement benefits are both calculated by your lifetime earnings. The SSA starts to call them "retirement benefits" instead of "disability benefits," but the amount doesn't change. "Retirement age" changes yearly, so click here to find yours according to the year you were born.
Supplemental Security Income benefits are treated in a similar way to SSD. The benefit amount doesn't change, but they are referred to as retirement benefits once the person reaches retirement age. Depending on the terms of your disability insurance policy, your benefits may change based on additional income from retirement.
Veteran's Pension Attorney in Orlando
Veteran's Pension is payable to people who are:
- 65 or older.
- Living on limited income.
- Served in the military during wartime.
- Are permanently or totally disabled.
If a veteran doesn't meet the income requirements for pension, then they can get standard retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration.
The Social Security Administration helps people of all ages, not just those who are retiring. If you are approaching retirement age and still receiving disability benefits, call our office if you have any questions or concerns. Our staff is knowledgeable in all disability claims and retirement rights.