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Howard Kossover: Full retirement age has gradually gone up since 1983 SSA Amendments

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Q: When did full retirement age change to age 66?

A: Full retirement age (FRA) is the age at which a person may first become entitled to full, unreduced, retirement benefits.

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The original Social Security Act of 1935 established that retirement, then the only SSA benefit, could begin at age 65.

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