What happens to my Social Security Disability benefit when I reach my normal retirement age?  

Aug 09

Social Security Disability benefits automatically change to Social Security Retirement benefits when the person reaches his or her normal or full retirement age.  The change will not change the amount of benefit but rather the fund that the benefit is drawn from.  The law does not permit one to receive both Social Security Disability benefits and Retirement benefits once the person reaches the “full” retirement age.  It is important to note, however, that full retirement age is not always age 65, in fact, age 65 is the normal or full retirement age for those born in 1937 or before, so your full or normal retirement age may well be at a later age.