Social Security benefits based on your earnings record

To get Social Security if you are age 62 or older, or disabled or blind and have enough work credits.

To get Social Security Applying online is the easiest way.

 To get Social Security You can also apply by phone or at a Social Security office.

Social Security Benefits: Retirement, Disability, Dependents, and Survivors (OASDI)

Maximum benefit depends on the age you retire. If you retire at full retirement age in 2022, your maximum benefit would be $3,345.

 You unfortunately cannot begin receiving Social Security retirement benefits at 55.

Social Security replaces a percentage of your pre-retirement income based on their lifetime earnings.

67-70 – During this age range, your Social Security benefit, if you haven't already taken it, will increase by 8% for each year you delay taking it until you turn 70.

The earliest a person can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits will remain age 62