Can I Work and Still Collect Social Security?

Yes, but depending on your age, your benefits may be reduced. For example, if you do not reach full retirement age in 2011, your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn above $14,160 annually. If you reach full retirement age in 2011, during each of the preceding months $1 in benefits will be withheld for every $3 you earn above $3140 during the month. Learn more

Once you reach full retirement age, benefits are not reduced by your earnings. However, the benefits may be taxable. If you were born January 2, 1943 through January 1, 1955 your full retirement age for the purposes of Social Security retirement insurance is 66.

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