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People can apply for social security retirement benefits from the age of 62 until they are 70, reports the Social Security Administration. Claiming benefits before full retirement age reduces monthly benefit amounts, whi... More »

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A person can apply for Social Security retirement benefits online, by phone, in person or from overseas, according to the Social Security Administration. Overseas applicants must file certain forms for foreign applicants... More »

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Apply for Social Security retirement benefits online at SSA.gov, advises the Social Security Administration. Alternatively, use a number listed on the website to apply by phone, or apply in person at a local Social Secur... More »

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Apply for Social Security retirement benefits online at SSA.gov, advises the Social Security Administration. Alternatively, use a number listed on the website to apply by phone, or apply in person at a local Social Secur... More »

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The main advantage of getting Social Security benefits early at age 63 is that retirees receive payments for a longer period of time, reports the Social Security Administration. This may be a good option for those who lo... More »

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Social Security benefits are based on a person's highest 35 wage-earning years, so retirement at age 60 can impact benefits if that person leaves a well-paying job, notes AARP. People who make less than they did in their... More »

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