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Will Years I Don't Work Lower My Social Security Benefit?

No, but they won't raise it either

Q. I'm 50 years old, retired after 35 years of work. I'm volunteering, collecting a pension and have the good fortune never to have to hold a paying job again. I plan to begin Social Security retirement benefits at my full retirement age of 67, but wonder, will not getting a paycheck for 17 years reduce my benefits? … Back to Article

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