Retirement Age for Women

June 28, 2006 7:16am CST
I was born in 1965 which makes me 41 years old, at what age has the government set the age of retirement for my age group
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• United States
28 Jun 06
The 1983 Amendments phased in a gradual increase in the age for collecting full Social Security retirement benefits. The retirement age is increasing from 65 to 67 over a 22-year period, with an 11-year hiatus at which the retirement age will remain at 66. The original Social Security Act of 1935 set the minimum age for receiving full retirement benefits at 65. Congress cited improvements in the health of older people and increases in average life expectancy as primary reasons for increasing the normal retirement age. Since the program first began paying monthly Social Security benefits in 1940 the average life expectancy for men reaching age 65 has increased nearly 4 years to age 81; for women reaching age 65, their average life expectancy has increased nearly 6 years to age 84. Are you ready to retire now? If so are you financially stable to be able to retire now? You are still very young!