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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