When will I begin receiving Social Security payments?

Published: December 12, 2023

Full question: I will be 68 in February 2024. I understand I can sign up for social security 3 months prior to my birthday. To receive the dollar amount for 68, do I choose the date date to start or do I begin to receive payments in the month I turn 68?

Hi there,

Yes, you can start the online application 3 months prior to your birthday and, if you want the full age 68 benefit, state that you want benefits to start on your 68th birthday.

Your first check will be in March of 2024.

Take care,

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