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Am I eligible for benefits in the month I turn 62 or after the actual date I turn 62?

Q) Am I eligible for benefits in the month I turn 62 or after the actual date I turn 62?

A) According to Social Security Administration: To receive retirement benefits, you must be age 62 for the entire month. Since you were born on the 2nd day of the month, we consider you to be age 62 for the entire month. So August is the first month you are entitled to your retirement benefit.

Monthly Social Security benefit payments are received the following month. Therefore, you will receive your first payment in September.




 

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Qualifing for disability benefits with a terminal illness

According to the Social Security administration website, A person with a terminal illness may qualify for disability benefits. The requirements are the same as for a person with a non-terminal illness. Social Security Administration make every effort to identify a case involving a person with a potentially terminal illness as early in the claims process… Continue Reading

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  1. According to Social Security Administration website – You can check on your disability claim application status on line. This online service allows you to check the status of your completed retirement, survivor or disability application. Please allow 5 days from the date you originally filed your application before you use this service. https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus

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