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View Poll Results: At what age did you start receiving social security?
Before 62 13 8.72%
62 64 42.95%
63 6 4.03%
64 7 4.70%
65 11 7.38%
66 23 15.44%
67 4 2.68%
68 4 2.68%
69 1 0.67%
70 13 8.72%
After 70 3 2.01%
Voters: 149. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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If you are not collecting now but will within the year how old will you be?
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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65
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I answer for my husband. He collected at 64.5, beginning of the year.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Berwick, Penna.
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I started drawing benefits at 66 years, 8 months; took the "unclaimed" months as a monthly benefit increase rather than a lump-sum, would have "stayed out" a little longer if my employment prospects had been a bit better
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I am not 60 yet. But I did vote. The plan is to collect at 70 but I will revisit it each year I am eligible.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: equator
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60 and 62. Couldn't wait!
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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65.. because thankfully I will get a pension that, like SS, increases the longer I wait to start it.
I am using SS payments to pay fed. taxes on Roth conversions.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If you are not collecting now but will within the year how old will you be?
Applying in the next couple of months to draw first payment at 62.

My people don't live a long time. Brother passed this year a full ten years younger than our mother who passed at 78.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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O.K., I'll take the bait. How can anyone collect Social Security "before age 62"?
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Military City, USA.
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Sent my application in just 2 days ago and got a confirmation it is in process. My birthday is next month, I will be 62.
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