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Old 08-21-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It could be a mistake or they might just need clarification or greater detail on your situation. There has to be some sort of hearing or appeal that you should request to get to the bottom of the issue and have your say.
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Old Yesterday, 06:28 AM
 
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52 years on welfare......
I know the OP has clarified they are not disabled, but just want to comment on this post. SSDI is not “welfare”. It is insurance (that’s what the “I” is for) that you’ve paid into that is paying out because you’ve become disabled. You need to have paid in for 40 quarters (10 years) to be eligible. At FRA, it stops and you roll over to regular SS.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 AM
 
Location: equator
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I know the OP has clarified they are not disabled, but just want to comment on this post. SSDI is not “welfare”. It is insurance (that’s what the “I” is for) that you’ve paid into that is paying out because you’ve become disabled. You need to have paid in for 40 quarters (10 years) to be eligible. At FRA, it stops and you roll over to regular SS.
Does the amount stay the same when it rolls over?
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
Location: SW US
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Does the amount stay the same when it rolls over?

Yes
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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No. It is often lower, sometimes substantially, as many transitioning from SSDI to SS have learned. SS statement of benefits clearly reflects this. I often noticed this anomaly when I worked - SSDI benefit much higher than projected SS benefit. SSDI is based on recent earnings. Someone who's been on SSDI for a long time won't have sufficient earnings to qualify for a similar SS benefit. I knew someone who collected SSDI for ten years, but then transitioned to SS at 65 and qualified for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) because of the lower SS benefit.

https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-over-ussi.htm
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Everyone is getting so far off track!! I don't understand all this talk of disability because the OP very very specifically said in post #40:

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I was never disabled. I worked in the US from the age of 21-53, before I moved to Denmark. The US does not have a reciprocal agreement with Denmark regarding SS, so none of that work qualified for US SS benefits.
So age 21-53 would have been 1960s through 1990s that the OP worked in the U.S. (earning SS credits), then the OP moved to Denmark in 1996 (presumably age 53).

OP: any news on what is going on? (And it's frustrating that so many are ignoring your posts!)
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
Location: SW US
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No. It is often lower, sometimes substantially, as many transitioning from SSDI to SS have learned. SS statement of benefits clearly reflects this. I often noticed this anomaly when I worked - SSDI benefit much higher than projected SS benefit. SSDI is based on recent earnings. Someone who's been on SSDI for a long time won't have sufficient earnings to qualify for a similar SS benefit. I knew someone who collected SSDI for ten years, but then transitioned to SS at 65 and qualified for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) because of the lower SS benefit.

https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-over-ussi.htm

Everyone I know who aged out of SSD got the same amount of regular SS when it changed to that. Is this a recent change? Last 10 or 15 years?
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Old Today, 08:33 PM
 
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No. It is often lower, sometimes substantially, as many transitioning from SSDI to SS have learned. SS statement of benefits clearly reflects this. I often noticed this anomaly when I worked - SSDI benefit much higher than projected SS benefit. SSDI is based on recent earnings. Someone who's been on SSDI for a long time won't have sufficient earnings to qualify for a similar SS benefit. I knew someone who collected SSDI for ten years, but then transitioned to SS at 65 and qualified for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) because of the lower SS benefit.

https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-over-ussi.htm
Everything I’ve read online about SSDI says it just converts, unchanged, to SS at FRA. Same amount.

For instance: https://www.aarp.org/retirement/soci...ement-age.html

Maybe there was more to the story with the person you knew.
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