At what age can you collect social security?

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  • 12 months ago

    65

    • Steve P
      Lv 7
      12 months agoReport

      WRONG. It is age 62.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Retirement age, which is different in every country.

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  • nappa
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    62 but you get a reduced amount, If really needed the money it is fine to do that but work part time to fill in what is needed, sad part is you pay taxes on SS by working and no health ins. best if you find someone who pays cash,, 65 is your best if you can work that long. you also get health ins at 65,, for those who want to collect the most 70, after that age your s/s stops growing.

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Age 62 - reduced retirement benefits.

    Age 66 - Current full retirement age; will eventually be age 67.

    Age 60 if widow or widower.

    Ages 50 to 60 if a disabled widow or widower (and you became disabled within 7 years of the death).

    Of course any age if you become disabled and have paid into the SS program long enough and recently enough.

    And any age if a parent dies and you are a minor child and survivor benefits are payable - benefits become payable to babies once they've been alive for one full month.

    Minor children of a person receiving retirement or disability benefits are payable at any age up to age 18. Beyond age 18 if a full-time high school student or severely disabled.

    Source(s): I was a SS claims rep for 32 yrs.
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  • 12 months ago

    62 for those that want in on it early. But with a decreased monthly payment amount.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    16+

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    At 62 but you will get less then if you wait until you're 65 or older.

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  • 12 months ago

    62 for partial retirement benefit, 66 for full benefit, 70 for extra benefit

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  • A C
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    It's 62 plus 3 months now I believe.

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  • 12 months ago

    The earliest you can collect Social Security Retirement is the age of 62 (however the amount you collect will be substantially less) 65 is normal retirement age to collect, Age 66 is the age you collect 100% of your benefit amount. In 10 years or so the full retirement age will go from 65 to 68

    https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/1943.html

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