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An individual who meets all other requirements for entitlement can receive benefits beginning with the first full month the individual turns age 62. Thus, benefits are not paid for the month a person reaches age 62 unless their birthday is on the first or second day of the month. (Under a common law rule, a person reaches a given age on the day before their birthday.)
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