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Ask Rusty – What Can I Earn in My First Year Collecting Social Security?

April 13, 2023 | Presenting: Russell Gloor - AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor

Dear Rusty: My 62nd birthday is in late August of this year. I would like to start collecting Social Security, but after reading about the need to keep my earnings less than $21,240 in the first year it doesn’t seem fair to those who have birthdays later in the year. I will have earned a lot by the end of August. Or am I missing the part where the year starts from the day you retire? Or is it a fiscal year? Please elaborate? Signed: Looking Ahead

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