When can I start receiving Social Security benefits?

If you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes, you can receive benefits:

  • As early as age 62
  • The first day of the month you turn 65
  • At full retirement age, depending on when you were born, at the age of 65-67
  • When you are found disabled by Social Security

You can also wait until you turn 70 and receive greater benefits.

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Still have questions?

If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

How do I apply? Am I eligible?

Call (800) 625-2257

to apply for service.

Or complete our online application

and we will call you back.