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

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


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

May 24 2018 - 11:51am
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