What is the best age to get your social security?

Wait until your full benefit age or later. Taking it before your full benefit age reduces your monthly check. Waiting several years after your full benefit age will increase your monthly check. Do not rely solely on Social Security to get you financially secure for the rest of your life. Invest in other means like an annuity to make sure that you have enough income to cover most anything that comes along, a newer car, health problems, rises in insurance premiums, rises in taxes, rises in the cost of living, etc.