IF11115 – Social Security Benefit Claiming Age – 2/26/2019

Social Security provid’s monthly cash benefi’s to retired or disabled worke’s and their family members ‘s well ‘s to the family members of deceased workers. The Social Security full retirement age (FRA) ‘s the age at which retired worke’s can first claim full Social Security retired-worker benefits. The FRA w’s 65 at the inception of Social Security in 1935. ‘s part of legislation enacted in 1983 (P.L. 98-21), starting with worke’s born in 1938, the FRA increased by two mont’s every birth year until the FRA reached 66 for worke’s born in 1943 to 1954, and then increas’s again in two-month incremen’s until the FRA reach’s 67 for worke’s born in 1960 or later.

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Social Security Benefit Claiming Age
Zhe Li – Analyst in Social Policy