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Matthew Breecher
Matthew Breecher, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Can I collect delayed retirement credits if I collect at FRA

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Can I collect delayed retirement credits if I collect at FRA and still work till 70?
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Customer: I plan to work till age 70 and also want to start collecting SS at FRA-66.Will I see increases on my SS checks till age 70 and still get 132%?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Matthew Breecher replied 5 months ago.

Hello, I would like to assist you with your question. If I understand it correctly, you are eligible for FRA benefits but want to continue working in private industry (non-railroad) until age 70 to increase your Social Security Benefits?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will be eligible for FRA benefits at age 66. I am 64 1/2 now. I would like to continue working and collecting SS benefits at 66 till age 70.
Expert:  Matthew Breecher replied 5 months ago.

Yes, you can collect your FRA and continue to work to maximize your SS benefits. As I recall, FRA benefits are exempt from the Windfall Elimination rules.

Expert:  Matthew Breecher replied 5 months ago.

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