Can you apply for Social Security retirement benefits on the computer?
Yes you can. It's the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way. Our website, socialsecurity.gov/applyonline, makes it simple, allowing you to apply for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes.
What is the earliest age I can begin receiving retirement benefits?
62. If you decide to receive benefits before your full retirement age, which for most people is age 66 or 67, you will receive a reduced amount. Keep in mind you will not be able to receive Medicare coverage until age 65, even if you decide to retire at an earlier age. More information at socialsecurity.gov.