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I want to retire at 62 but still work. How much can I make a

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I want to retire at 62 but still work. How much can I make a month.
JA: The retirement accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: I work about 32 hrs. a week and make $10.50 an hour. I will be 62 next year but I will need the inusrance
JA: Is there anything else important you think the retirement accountant should know?
Customer: I can think of anything else

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, social security will deduct $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2016, that limit is $15,720.

So, if you are 62 and take early retirement from social security, you may earn up to $15,720 in the calendar year before any of your benefits will be effected. This amounts to $1,310 per month that you can earn and still stay below the limit. Based on what you are earning now, you will need to cut your work to no more than 124 hours per month---which amounts to about 29 hours per week. (Average of 4.3 weeks per month).

In the year you reach full retirement age, social security will deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit. In 2016, the limit on your earnings is $41,880 but they only count earnings before the month you reach your full retirement age.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,



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