You can work while you receive Social Security retirement (or survivors) benefits. If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, we deduct $1 from your benefit for each $2 you earn above the annual limit. In the year you reach full retirement age, we deduct $1 in benefits for every $3 you earn above a different limit, but we only count earnings before the month you reach full retirement age. Starting with the month you reach full retirement age, you can get your benefits with no limit on your earnings. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/whileworking.htm to learn what the earnings limits are for this year.
Agency: Social Security Administration