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Turning 61 on Saturday, when can I apply for Social Security?

Q) I am turning 61 on Saturday and I want to take my Social Security when I am 62. When can I apply? I was told I had to make an appointment now but your website says four to three months prior to when I would receive the benefits…can I apply on line or do I need to go to the SS office in Rock Springs? I can’t get anyone on the phone except recorded voices which is a real pain….sorry, but it is.

A) The earliest age at which you can begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefits is 62. You can apply for your benefits 3 months before you turn 62 if you want your payments to start at that age.

You can apply Online – Use Social Security Retirement/Medicare Benefit Application to apply for retirement, spouse’s, ex-spouse’s or Medicare benefits.

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  1. My husband has now become legal blind, he receives his regular SS check
    monthly. Being he is now become legally blind and can not drive himself around, and do somethings for himself, Is he eligible for a increase from Social Security?

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