Is Claiming Social Security at 62 a Mistake?

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
·3-min read
Is Claiming Social Security at 62 a Mistake?

One good thing about Social Security is that you're not required to claim benefits at one specific age. See, filing for Social Security at the earliest possible age of 62 is tempting. The problem with claiming benefits at 62, however, is that you'll end up reducing them on a permanent basis.