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What Will Happen To My SSI When I Reach Age 62?

I live on SSI and what happen when I turn 62.

Hi,

Reaching age 62 wouldn't necessarily have any effect on your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. However, if you have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security benefits, Social Security would require you to start drawing those benefits at age 62 as a condition for continuing your SSI eligibility. Social Security benefits offset SSI benefits no more than dollar for dollar, though, so even if you do qualify for Social Security benefits it shouldn't reduce your total combined monthly benefits.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Oct 20 2020 - 10:55am
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