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Category: Social Security
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Ork full time and receive social security when i am 66, can

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ork full time and receive social security when i am 66
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: can i work full time and receive social security when i am 66
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 9 months ago.

Good morning,

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

Under present social security law, including 2017 laws, as soon as you reach full retirement age (which is 66 now but will increase for people born in 1955 and later) you are eligible to receive your full social security retirement benefit and you will not be penalized for earning more than $16,920 per year in income. If you are between 62 and full retirement age, you can still collect your full benefit so long as you earn less than $16,920 per year.

So yes, if you are now, or soon will be, 66, then you may continue to work---earning as much as you want---and still collect your full social security benefit without any concern of any penalty for having earned too much.

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