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Once you reach full retirement age, however, your benefits will be increased to make up for what was lost over time.
If you're reaching your full retirement age in 2017, the amount you can earn this year without a reduction in benefits is ,880.
And 48 percent of married couples and 71 percent of unmarried persons in this age group receive 50 percent or more of their income from Social Security. At what age can I start collecting Social Security benefits?
Workers can begin receiving retirement benefits at age 62, but your benefit will be greater if you wait until your full retirement age (currently 66 for those born after 1942) or later.
Can I receive Social Security benefits based on the earnings of a former spouse?
(See for yourself: Try the AARP Social Security Benefits Calculator.) How can I receive my Social Security payments?