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Question: My client is receiving disability income benefits from the Social Security Administration. How long will those benefits last?
Answer: Social Security disability benefits are available to those with enough qualifying quarters of credit who are considered medically disabled.
The benefits under that program are available until full retirement age for qualifying taxpayers who are medically disabled. Here’s an excerpt from the Social Security website:
When You Reach Full Retirement Age
If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same.
Those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a needs-based disability income program, will continue to receive benefits as long as they qualify both financially and medically.
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