People can begin collecting their Social Security benefits at age 62, though they are not entitled to the same amount as if they waited until normal retirement age, which is determined by their birth year. Widows or wido... More » Government & Politics Social Services

As of 2014, individuals can collect Social Security as early as age 62, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. While collection at age 62 is permitted, the full retirement age ranges from 65 to 67, dependi... More »

Individuals can collect Social Security payments as early as age 62; however, an individual may not receive full benefits until he reaches age 66, according to the Social Security Administration. At age 62, he can collec... More »

Widows of spouses who earned enough work credits can receive full monthly Social Security benefits if they retire at full retirement age or reduced benefits if they retire at age 60 or later. Widows can receive benefits ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

How much a person earns from Social Security depends on the year, current age and full retirement age (based on year of birth). As of 2014, you are able to earn up to $15,480 before deductions if you are collecting early... More »

A 62-year old individual who has earned the compulsory 40 credits is eligible to apply for Social Security benefits before the full retirement age. Depending on the person's birth year, full retirement age is between 65 ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

Those who opt to begin receiving Social Security benefits before full retirement age can cancel the benefits within 12 months of initiating them, but they must pay back any benefits they have already received. Those of f... More » Government & Politics Social Services