Social Security: Raising the Retirement Age Background and Issues

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The Social Security "full retirement age" will gradually rise from 65 to 67 beginning with people who attain age 62 in 2000 (i.e., those born in 1938). Early retirement benefits will still be available beginning at age 62, but at lower levels. To help solve Social Security's long-range financing problems, it has been proposed that these ages be raised further.

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Kollmann, Geoffrey June 24, 2002.

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The Social Security "full retirement age" will gradually rise from 65 to 67 beginning with people who attain age 62 in 2000 (i.e., those born in 1938). Early retirement benefits will still be available beginning at age 62, but at lower levels. To help solve Social Security's long-range financing problems, it has been proposed that these ages be raised further.

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  • June 24, 2002

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Kollmann, Geoffrey. Social Security: Raising the Retirement Age Background and Issues, report, June 24, 2002; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26050/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.