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There is no limit on the amount of money you can earn while receiving Social Security retirement benefits after you reach full retirement age. At 70, you are well clear of that mark.

Full retirement ages

Born before 1943.............65 years
Born between 1943-1954..66 years

The full retirement age will gradually increase each year until it reaches 67 years for people born in 1960 or later.

Early retirement and earnings

If retired below full retirement age: $14,160 per year, and for every $2 over that limit, $1 is withheld from benefits.

In the year you reach full retirement age (prior to your birthday): $37,680 per year, and for every $3 over the limit, $1 is withheld from benefits until the month you reach full retirement age.


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