What is the maximum Social Security retirement benefit?

In 2000, the maximum Social Security retirement benefit for a worker retiring at age 65 is $1,433 per month. The earliest possible age for receiving retirement benefits is age 62. For a person who takes a benefit at age 62 in 2000, the maximum benefit would be $1,241.

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