At Age 62
You can start receiving Social Security Retirement benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration at age 62. (Benefits may be payable sooner if you become disabled.) Reductions for early retirement may apply.
  • To apply for Social Security benefits, call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213, go online at https://secure.ssa.gov/iCLM/rib, or visit your local office at the address listed in your phone book.