Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Social Security Retirement Benefits

Code: NS-7000.8000

A program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly cash payments (sometimes called old-age insurance benefits) for people age 62 and older who are fully insured. Workers may retire at age 62 and receive a reduced benefit or may wait until age 65 and receive a full benefit. Benefit amounts depend upon wages earned and the number of quarters of coverage credited to the individual's Social Security record.

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