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Working while collecting disability

Dear Rusty: My husband started getting Social Security disability in 2016 at the age of 61; he is now 63. Did it automatically switch over to regular Social Security? Also, he is feeling bored and would like to have a little job. Is he allowed to work just so many hours per week, or does it go by how much you make per month? Is it just reported at tax time next year? Signed: Helpful Wife

Dear Helpful: Your husband’s SS disability (SSDI) will automatically switch to his retirement benefits when he reaches his full retirement age (66 years ...


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