If I get Social Security disability benefits and I reach full retirement age, what happens to my benefits?
Will I then receive my retirement benefits?
Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age. If you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same. The law does not allow a person to receive both retirement and disability benefits on one earnings record at the same time.
It’s important to know that with Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and retirement is that “full retirement age” is not always 65. In fact, 65 is only considered the age of retirement for those born in 1937 or earlier, so chances are that you will be among those who hit full retirement age at a later date.