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I plan to begin taking my full retirement benefit when I reach age 66, but to continue working at my current job. To get the benefits started, do I have to formally resign, and then get rehired?

En español | No, just come to work as usual—you don't have to hand in your notice.

But keep in mind that your monthly Social Security checks will increase your annual income and, depending on how much you make, may be subject to federal, state and local income taxes. You may want to increase your withholding to avoid a big tax bill and penalties in April.

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