What would you like to do?
Is it best to draw Social Security benefits at 62 or full retirement age?
The answer depends on your individual circumstances; however, if you begin drawing retirement benefits at age 62, your check will be approximately 75% of what you would receive at full retirement age (most likely 66). This will be your base rate for the remainder of your retirement.
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
Yes. You can take early retirement at age 62 if you have accumulated the required 40 work credits, but your benefit amount will be reduced to approximately 75% of what you wou…ld receive if you postponed retirement until full retirement age. People born in 1958 reach full retirement age at 66 + 8 months (eight months after your 66th birthday in 2024).
If you draw disability Social Security at the age of 58 when will you draw Social Security retirement benefits?
Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits at the same rate of pay when the person reaches full retirement age. There is no increa…se in benefits or additional payment at retirement, only a change in administrative status and loss of earned-income restrictions. For people born before 1943, full retirement age is 65; for those born between 1943 and 1954, the age is 66; for those born between 1955 and 1960 and later, the age gradually increases to 67.
Yes, under the current laws anyone who has accumulated 40 work credits may retire at age 62, but you will only receive approximately 75% of the benefit you would be entitled t…o if you filed at full retirement age. Your year of birth is the determining factor in when SSA considers you to be full retirement age. For people born between 1943 and 1954, the age is 66.
No. Only earned income is counted toward the $14,160 annual cap and still allow you to receive full benefits between the ages of 62 and the year in which you achieve the full …retirement age of 66. The earning cap increases to $37,680 in January of the year you turn 66, and is lifted completely the month of your birthday. Afterward, there is no earned-income limit. Pension checks, 401k payouts, annuities, capital gains, and other investments are not counted toward the income limit at any time.
People born between 1943 and 1954 reach full retirement age at 66, which would be in 2013 for someone born in 1947.
Yes, but your Social Security benefits may be temporarily reduced to prevent a windfall. If you are collecting from both programs, the maximum you can receive is 80% of your c…urrent (most recent) average wage. Also be aware that your Social Security check at 62 will be approximately 75% of what you would have received at full retirement age (in your case, probably 66). The base amount will not increase in the future, unless you return to work and continue contributing to the Social Security trust fund.
This is a personal decision and would depend on your financial situation and other factors that you may want to consider. To get the larger monthly benefits and if you are c…apable of working and earning income that is subject to the social security and medicare taxes you could put it off until age 70 to get the maximum monthly benefits that would be available. You can find a lot of useful information about your situation by going to the SSA.gov website SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ONLINE and use the search box
Beginning with people born in 1938 or later, that age gradually increases until it reaches 67 for people born after 1959. Go to the SSA gov web site and use the search box for… FULL RETIREMENT AGE Click on the below Related link
The exact amount of your benefit is calculated based on the average of your 35 highest-earning years, which varies by individual. At age 62, you would receive 75% of the amoun…t that you would qualify to receive if you waited until your Full Retirement Age (66 if you were born between 1943 and 1954). The maximum retirement benefit is $2,346. This is based on a person retiring at age 66 in 2010, after making at least 35 years of maximum FICA contributions. At age 62, that person would receive $1,759.50 per month. The average monthly benefit for a retired worker is $1,164. At age 62, that benefit would be permanently reduced to $863.00 per month (not including periodic cost of living adjustments).
You can take early retirement at age 62 if you have accumulated the required 40 work credits, but your benefit amount will be reduced to approximately 75% of what you would re…ceive if you postponed retirement until full retirement age (66 for people born between 1943 and 1954) or later. You can collect Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits at any age if you meet guidelines for both work credit eligibility and disability determination.
No, Social Security benefits continue unless you reenter the workforce and engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), which translates to earning more than an average of $1…,000 per month for most disabilities or $1,640 per month for blindness. If you remain unemployed or employed below the level of SGA, disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits when you reach full retirement age (for people born before 1943, age 65; for people born between 1943 and 1954, age 66). Your benefit amount will usually remain the same, except for standard cost of living adjustments (COLA), but there will no longer be a limit on the amount of income you can earn.
If you retire at age 62 what amount of money can you earn working over your social security benefit?
The amount would be 14,160 before you would have to pay some of your SSB amount back to the SSA. For the earning test for the SSA the amount would be 14,160 before you will ha…ve pay some of your SSB back to the SSA.
At age 65 which is no longer the benchmark retirement age, you are subject to the earnings test until you reach the year of your normal retirement or full retirement age. Fo…r 2010 the amount would be 14,160. The earnings limit for workers who are younger than "full" retirement age (age 66 for people born in 1943 through 1954) will remain $14,160. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $2 earned over $14,160.) The earnings limit for people turning 66 in 2010 still will be $37,680. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $3 earned over $37,680 until the month the worker turns age 66.) There is no limit on earnings for workers who are "full" retirement age or older for the entire year. You can find the above information and more by clicking the below related link for Social Security On Line.
Social Security Online has benefit calculators to help you estimate how much retirement income you may receive. Bear in mind that retiring at 62 will reduce the monthly amount… to about 75% of the benefit you would receive at full retirement age. For people born between 1943 and 1955, full retirement age is 66. You can also call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm EST, and request that they send you a statement of projected retirement benefits. See Sources and Related Links, below, to access the benefits calculator.
If you are full retirement age drawing Social Security can you draw unemployment if you worked full time and was just laid off?
Yes. There are four states that will offset your Social Security against your unemployment benefits, but all the rest will pay compensation in spite of the Social Security. As… long as you qualify under your state's rules concerning unemployment you're safe to go!