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.