Would My Hearing Loss Qualify Me For An Increase In My Monthly Benefit?

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May 24 2018 - 11:51am

I am 70 years old and started collecting my SS at 67 rears old. I recently have been diagnosed with moderate hearing loss and hearing aids are recommended. Is my hearing loss considered a disability and qualify for an increase in my monthly benefit?
Thank you

Hi,

I'm sorry to learn of your hearing loss.

Severe hearing loss or deafness can potentially be considered as a disabling impairment for Social Security disability benefits, but Social Security does not pay disability benefits after a person reaches their full retirement age. So, your hearing loss wouldn't have any impact on your benefit rate.

Best, Jerry