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What is the max amount for Social Security benefits?

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Retirees who end their employment at age 70 or later during 2015 receives a maximum Social Security payment of $3,501 a month. This amount is based on a recipient having earned at or above the income limit for contributions to the federal trust fund, which is $118,500 for 2015.

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What is the max amount for Social Security benefits?
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Benefits at all income levels are reduced if retirement is taken earlier. A worker who retires at the full retirement age of 65 in 2015 receives a maximum of $2,663 a month. The earliest at which a worker can receive benefits is age 62, and the maximum payment is $2,025 a month.

Benefit amounts are based on the income an individual earns over his career.

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