According to the Social Security Administration, in 2015 the maximum Social Security benefit for those retiring at age 70 is $3,501. Those retiring at 67 receive a maximum benefit of $2,663. Those retiring at the age of 62 receive a maximum benefit of $2,025.
The Social Security Administration has a retirement planner on its website that has resources for people who want to know more about their benefits when they retire. The planner allows potential retirees to estimate their life expectancy, learn about survivor benefits and estimate their own retirement benefits. It is possible to apply for retirement benefits online by going to the SSA's web page.