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Hello Mr. Jones

I am also a David A. but not a Jones.

I have a disability claim that has been denied at the reconsideration level and I have now requested the admin judge hearing.  What will be the effect on my claim if I begin my social security benefits when I turn 62 on September 30.  I am 1 year from my hearing.  It is also very possible that an admin judge would find me disabled from Jan 2010 until May 2013.  Thank you for your gracious services.

David

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Hello:

    At age 62 you may be eligible to get early retirement which is a percentage of your full retirement benefit.  Your Social Security Disability is based on you full retirement benefit. So if you get early retirement and then are approved for Social Security Disability, you are entitled to the difference between the full retirement and the early retirement amounts for the overlapping times.

    I hope this helps.

David  

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