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Unfortunately social security is not as understanding. If you return to work, even part time and make more than 1130 per month, you will jeopardize your benefits. It is called substantial gainful activity test. Even if you switch to regular benefits at 62, your benefits will still be reduced by $1 for every 2$ if your earnings are more than 15,720 per year. Unfortunately, the same would apply to self-employment income as well.
Once you reach your full retirement age you can have unlimited earnings and keep your full benefits.