Did you know you cannot received disability benefits and Social Security retirement benefits at the same time there is one exception that we will discuss later in this article? However, the Social Security Disability Program was created to provide Americans with disability benefits who are not able to work due to their medical conditions who are unable to collect retirement benefits because of being too young. Furthermore, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be looked at as retirement benefit for those who are involuntarily forced to retire early. For example, if you do receive Social Security Disability Income Benefits, then it will eventually change to retirement benefits when you are at full retirement age.
Social Security Administration’s Early Retirement Exception
There is only one exception for people who taken an early retirement through Social Security Administration is likely to be 62 years old, prior to being approved for SSDI benefits.
Disabled before early retirement benefits. If you withdrew less than a fully monthly retirement benefit check for period of time and approved for your Social Security Disability Income Benefits, then the Social Security Administration will give you the difference between early retirement amount for the full SSDI amount for the months you were disabled and collecting an early retirement benefit retroactively.
For instance, if you quit working due to health problems receiving early retirement benefits for a period of time, and already applied and got approve for your disability benefits. Only if the Social Security Administration decide that your disability began before you started receiving early retirement benefits, so the Social Security will pay you the balance between your SSDI payments which is the full retirement payment for your early retirement payment for the months you received early retirement payments. (However, the difference between early retirement payment at 62 years old and your
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