Social Security Q&A: When Should I Apply for My Benefits?

Question : How far in advance should I apply for Social Security retirement benefits? Answer: You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start. Even if you aren’t ready to retire, you should still sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. When you’re ready to apply for retirement benefits, use the online retirement application for the quickest, easiest and most convenient way to apply. Find it at...

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