What is the maximum I can receive from my Social Security retirement benefit?

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August 2017
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Assuming you qualify for the maximum benefit based on your pre-retirement income, how much you will receive will depend on your age at the time you begin collecting benefits. If you retire at 62, the highest you can receive is $2,153 per month. At 65 it can be as high as $2,542. At 66, $2,687. And if you wait until you turn 70, it can be as high as $3,538.

However, there's no advantage to delaying collecting benefits past 70, since the delay no longer results in a higher benefit.

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