At What Age Can You Retire, Continue to Work and Still Collect Full SS Benefits?

You can retire, continue to work and still collect full Social Security benefits after you reach full retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. This depends upon the year you were born, ranging from 65 if you were born before 1937 to 67 if you were born after 1960.

If you retire before full retirement age, your monthly benefits are permanently less than your full retirement benefits, because you receive them for a longer period of time, notes the SSA. If you continue to work, a portion of your earnings may be deducted from your monthly benefit until you reach full retirement age, after which you may earn as much as you like without affecting your monthly benefit.