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Is the Social Security retirement age changing?

Changes are inevitable as they are mandated by Congress. Congress generally intends to consider improvements in the health of older people and increases in life expectancy as reasons for changes in the retirement age and benefits.

Yes. It has already increased from 65 to 66 and will be going to 67. These changes were mandated by Congress in 1983 as part of a law that strengthened Social Security's finances. Congress cited improvements in the health of older people and increases in life expectancy as reasons for raising the retirement age.

Currently (and this is always subject to change), you can start your social security retirement benefits as early as age 62 but the benefit amount you receive will be less than your full retirement benefit amount. Full retirement age is 67 years old for people obtaining age 62 in 2023.

Raising the age further is one of many possible changes to Social Security being discussed in Washington.

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