What is the full retirement age for baby boomers and those who follow them?

Personal Finance December 08, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Full retirement age is the age that someone must attain to receive a full (unreduced) Social Security benefit. Full retirement age used to be age 65 but has been gradually increasing in recent years and depends on the year that a person was born. Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964.

Therefore, their full retirement age is as follows:

Year of Birth / Full Retirement Age

  • 1943 to 1954: Age 66
  • 1955: Age 66 and 2 months
  • 1956: Age 66 and 4 months
  • 1957: Age 66 and 6 months
  • 1958: Age 66 and 8 months
  • 1959: Age 66 and 10 months
  • 1960 and later: Age 67

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