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When can I begin receiving Social Security benefits without being subject to the earnings limit of $15,480?

You can earn as much as you would like and not be affected by the Retirement Earnings Test once you reach full retirement age, which is age 66 if you were born between 1943 and 1954 and is age 67 if you were born after 1954.  In the year before you reach full retirement age the earnings limit is increased to $41,400 and $1 is deducted from your benefits for every $3 you earn over the limit.

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