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Full Retirement Age Rises In 2020

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Full retirement age, or FRA, is one of the key concepts in Social Security.  It is not terribly complicated. Essentially, FRA is the age at which you are entitled to your full retirement benefits.  If you take Social Security retirement benefits before FRA, you pay a penalty. If you take them after FRA, you

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get a bonus.  Even if you don't want to wait to collect and get the bonus, you should try to reach FRA before applying.

Getting to FRA is going to be a little more difficult in 2020. That's because when the new year rolls around, FRA will be two months later than it is now. In the popular conception, people retire at age 65. But, unless you were born no later than 1942 that is not the correct age. For everybody else, FRA depends on your year of

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birth. FRA was 66 until 2017.  After that, FRA went up in two-month increments. The good news is that FRA will peak out in 2022 at age 67 for everyone born in or after 1960.

You cannot change your birthdate so your FRA is something you have to plan on. But, the next time you hear someone say he is planning to retire at 65, you can break the news to him. He could be working up to full two years beyond that if he wants to collect the full amount of his Social Security retirement benefits.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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