Age & Social Security: A Simple Table
Selena Maranjian notes Social Security is a critical program for most Americans. When you begin benefits makes a big difference in the size of each month’s check. The author has a simple table that displays the significant cut (up to 30%) that grabbing benefits at age 62 entails. Waiting until 70 is a boon. As an example, if your full retirement age is 67 and full benefit is $2,500, you can collect 124% of that ($3,100) by delaying the start until age 70. That turns an annual benefit of $30,000 into $37,200. Full piece here.
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