Social Security FAQ
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Can I collect more than one type of benefit at a time?
6. Can I collect more than one type of benefit at a time?
No. You may qualify for more than one type of Social Security benefit at a time, but you can collect just one. For example, you might be eligible for both retirement and disability, or you might be entitled to benefits based on your own retirement as well as on that of your retired spouse. You can collect whichever one of these benefits is higher, but not both.