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By Alice Moses-Turner
Social Security District Manager, Gainesville, Fl
Question: What is the earliest age that I can apply for
Social Security retirement benefits?
If you want benefits to begin at age 62 — the earliest age
you can receive reduced retirement benefits, you must be at
least 61 years and 9 months of age to apply. Keep in mind
your benefits will be reduced so evaluate your options carefully
before you decide when to retire, Even if you are not
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