On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

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Latest post 04-20-2006 5:27 PM by SSDI CIB. 4 replies.
  • 04-17-2006 11:03 PM

    • sjrnv
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    Question [=?] On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

    I have been on SSDI for 25 years and am now 59 years old. Over the years, my benefit amount has reached $981/month. I have been receiving Medicare for many years. I had prior SSDI payments stopped when I tried to unsuccessfully return to work, so my Medicare card shows that the hospital insurance coverage began in 1976.

    As stated above, I am now 59. After this many years disabled, my condition is not and will not improve allowing a return to work. When I reach the age of 62, when I could normally apply for early Social Security payments, will SS stop my disablility payments and convert them to regular Social Security, or will that wait until age 66 when I would be eligible for full SS payments?

    Also, will my benefits be cut from the amount I now receive on SSDI? Do they make some allowance for the number of years on SSDI when computing a regular Social Security benefit amount? Will my Medicare stop at age 62 and not resume until age 66?

    I appreciate any answer, I cannot find that information online from Social Security.
  • 04-18-2006 4:25 AM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Feedback [*=*] re: On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

    Your benefit will automatically convert from SSD to SS retirment at age 66 and will remain at the same amount, subject to cost of living increases. Your medicare will also continue without interruption. If you opt for early retirement, which is your option, your benefit will be reduced.
  • 04-19-2006 6:50 PM In reply to

    re: On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

    Sure, but I need an answer to Thread No. 2116(1)(1)
  • 04-20-2006 4:03 AM In reply to

    • DOCAR
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    Feedback [*=*] re: On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

    Hearst answered it. I know of nothing to contradict that answer.
  • 04-20-2006 5:27 PM In reply to

    re: On SSDI, what happens when I turn 62?

    Thx!
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