Question: I was placed on Social Security disability in 1993 after I sustained a severe head injury. I am currently still on disability and unable to work. On my birthday this month, I will be 63-years-old. Will I stay on disability for the rest of my life, or will it become my Social Security benefit? When will that occur and will the amount of my monthly check stay the same?
Answer: If you have been on disability since 1993, then the only change that will take place is that at the time you reach full retirement age (which is age 66 for those who were born between 1943 and 1954), your benefits will be called retirement benefits. The amount will remain the same. You can find more information at the Social Security Administration’s website (www.ssa.gov).