Glossary of Social Security
Disability Law Terms
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You can start getting Social Security retirement
benefits as early as age 62, but your benefit amount will be less than you would
have gotten at full retirement age. If you take retirement benefits early, your
benefit will be permanently reduced, based on the number of months you received
checks before you reached full retirement age.
Early Retirement Age:
A chronological history of the amount you earn each
year during your working lifetime. The credits you earned remain on your Social
Security record even when you change jobs or have no earnings.