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How Much Does Early Retirement Reduce Benefits?

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En español | Q: Since I have no income coming in, and my unemployment benefits were exhausted last December, I have no choice but to file for Social Security benefits when I turn 65 in May 2013. Will this affect my payments because I'm not waiting until I am 66?Back to Article

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