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Just read this article on the Motley Fool:
The Biggest Social Security Change in 2017 That's Not Being Advertised
Here's the exert of note:
Beginning in 2017, brand-new retirees who can enroll for Social Security benefits, but were born in 1955, won't reach their full retirement age until age 66 years and 2 months. Starting this year and in each successive year thereafter through 2022, the full retirement age will increase by two months to account for lengthening life expectancies, as outlined by the Social Security Amendments of 1983. This will culminate in a full retirement age of 67 years for those born in 1960 or after.
So this had me wondering if this was really new information, or if Motely Fool was just reporting on a well known fact, but packaging it as 'news'. Seems it is new. Officially in 2017, full retirement ages are changing for everyone born after 1937. The above quote is completely accurate. And if you are wanting more detailed and official info, here's what I found about ALL the changes to Social Security and full retirement age changes for 2017 onward:
2017 Brings New Changes to Full Retirement Age. Here's a blog SSA wrote about the changes to full retirement age, starting in Jan of 2017, for starters. It's a quick read.
Retirement Planner: Full Retirement Age. This is from the Social Security official website. It breaks down everything you need to know about retirement ages based on your DOB, as well as calculators and what happens to your SS benefits if you claim early vs on time vs late, age wise.
2017 Social Security Changes Fact Sheet. Everything the SSA changed about benefits, including COLA (cost-of-living slight increase), tax rates, taxable earnings increase, coverage amounts, disability thresholds, and payout examples after changes.