Benefits for a disabled spouse when full retirement age is reached.
Persons on Social Security disability are automatically switched to retirement benefits when they reach their full retirement age, which is between 66 and 67 depending upon the year of birth. But that automatic switch doesn’t automatically also provide the beneficiary with the spousal benefits they may be entitled to, which could result in a benefit check smaller than the disabled spouse is entitled to receive. In this Long Island Newsday article, the topic of benefits for a disabled spouse is explored by answering a question submitted by a reader. Click here to read more.