AARP Telephone Town Hall on Social Security

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How long before you reach retirement age should you apply to start receiving Social Security?
I am 62 and was advised to wait until 70 to start collecting social security. Why?
We've been getting calls from people every day who say they're from Medicare, but we know they aren't. How can we stop these scam calls?

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AARP hosted this Access Live event with members to talk about the role that social security benefits play in retirement planning. Hosts provided information and answered essential questions around Social Security benefits. They also explained spousal benefits, how benefits are calculated and that benefits continue for life. Participants asked questions about early withdraws, if there are ways to make up credits to reach the 40 minimum qualifying credit threshold, what happens if you begin working after you start to withdraw social security, and potential benefits to having one spouse withdraw earlier than the other.