Are People Claiming Social Security Benefits Later?

Source: Dan Muldoon and Richard W. Kopcke, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Issue in Brief, IB#8-7

The brief’s key findings are:
• Since the mid-1990s, more older people have been working.
• But Social Security published data, which report the age distribution of those who claim, show no decline in those claiming at age 62.
• A better measure – the percent of those turning 62 who claim at 62 – does show a decline.
• Still, nearly half of workers who turned 62 in 2006 claimed benefits immediately.

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