Filing Early Cuts Social Security Benefits
Christy Bieber notes that filing for Social Security early reduces the size of monthly checks by as much as 30%, depending on just how early benefits begin. The earliest and currently the most popular age to begin is 62. Bieber stresses that the benefit cut is permanent and that there is no adjustment once folks reach full retirement age (now between 66 and 67). This piece takes readers through the detailed reductions of filing at different ages. Read it in full here.
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