If you are awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits before you are full retirement age, they will automatically transition into retirement benefits when you reach full retirement age. Further, many people take early retirement while waiting for their hearing for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. In these cases, if you win, the administration will use your backpay to pay itself back and you will no longer have the early retirement penalty on your account.
Helping People With Disabilities Nationwide
What happens when I reach full retirement age?
Injured At Work?
Find out if you can collect Work Comp benefits too