How long do Social Security Disability Benefits last?

If you are found to be eligible, your benefits will last for as long as you are unable to work and remain disabled, or until you become eligible for Social Security retirement payments. Your claim for Social Security Disability benefits will not deprive you of your old-age Social Security Benefits. If you are out of work prior to applying for old-age benefits, and do not prove that you are disabled while out of work, your later retirement benefits may be affected.