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Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at

When do you need to provide proof of age?

1704. When do you need to provide proof of age?

You must submit proof of age when age is a factor in determining benefit rights. For example:

  1. Age of child for child's insurance benefits (see Chapter 3 for age requirement);

  2. Age 62 and over for retirement or dependent's insurance benefits;

  3. Age of deceased worker when it affects the benefit computation or insured status; or

  4. Age of disabled worker for disability insurance benefits.

Last Revised: March, 2001

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Receiving SS check for the 1st time

January 15, 2012 by Guest

I will turn 62 in March 2012 but do not want to start receiving my SS checks until Sept. 2012. What do I need to do to make sure this happens in a timely manner?


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