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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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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The most precise way to estimate future Social Security retirement benefits is to create a personal My Social Security account on the SSA.gov website, reports the Social Security Administration. Alternatively, individual... More »

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Social Security retirement benefits are lower for individuals who elect to begin receiving benefits before the age of 62, and higher for those who delay taking benefits until after full retirement age, according to the S... More »

A person is able to estimate how much Social Security he is eligible for by using the Social Security Administration's online retirement estimator tool, says the Social Security Administration. This tool only provides an... More »

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Social Security adjusts a person's benefits by her retirement age, the amount she earned prior to retirement and by cost-of-living adjustments, states the Social Security Administration. The amount is also decreased by r... More »

To apply for Social Security benefits, determine your eligibility, gather supporting documents, and apply online using the tools provided on the official website of the Social Security Administration. You can also check ... More »

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