How old do I have to be before I can collect full Social Security benefits?

Personal Finance February 25, 2013|Print

Find your birth year below, and see when you will be eligible for full retirement benefits:

* 1937 or earlier: age 65

* 1938: 65 and 2 months

* 1939: 65 and 4 months

* 1940: 65 and 6 months

* 1941: 65 and 8 months

* 1942: 65 and 10 months

* 1943 - 54: age 66

* 1955: 66 and 2 months

* 1958: 66 and 8 months

* 1959: 66 and 10 months

* 1960 and later: age 67

If you did not find your birth year above, visit http:www.ssa.gov/retirechartred.htm. No matter what your full retirement age is, you may start receiving reduced benefits as early as age 62.

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