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First of all, you so not want to take early retirement if you continue to make significant income. Before full retirement age (age 66 in 2016) your benefit will be reduced $1 for every $2 earned over $15,720.Your benefit will also be locked in at the early retirement level. Yes your earnings past time you take retirementcan increase your benefit. Social Security takes into account 35 years of working average. If you have less than 35 years then a 0 will be added in for those years, so additional years of working can increase your benefit but the penalty for income will far offset and gains from working, and your benefit will be increased much more by continuing to work and taking retirement at full retirement age. It is not worth it to elect early and lock in a lower benefit and receive close to nothing because your income is too high.
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