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The percentage of people who claim SSI at 62 has dropped fairly dramatically in the last 12-15 years or so. Conversely, the percentage of retirees claiming at Full Retirement Age (FRA) of 66 has risen.

Quotes taken from: https://www.daily-journal.com/life/family/the-most-and-least...

<<Age 62: This is the earliest you can sign up for Social Security and the most popular age. About 34 percent of women and 31 percent of men signed up for Social Security at 62.>>

Note: That's down from over 50% of people in 2005. https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/social-security/ar...

7% claim at age 63, 7% claim at age 64, 12% claim at age 65.

There's a big bump at 66:
<<Age 66: This is FRA for people born between 1943-54. If you fit into this age group, you’re eligible to claim unreduced Social Security benefits. About 29 percent of men and 22 percent of women sign up for benefits at 66. But if your FRA is 67, you will get a 6.7 percent pay cut if you sign up here.>>

<<Age 67: People born in 1960 or later will be able to claim un-reduced Social Security payments starting at age 67. Baby boomers born before 1955 will get an 8 percent increase if they wait to claim their benefits at 67. Less than 4 percent of men and 3 percent of women start their benefits at this age.>>

The article hilariously fails to realize that 67 is an unpopular claiming age today because ZERO PERCENT of people with a FRA of 67 have turned 67! Morons. People with a FRA of 67 are a youthful & vigorous 61-62 today (like me!). I predict that 67 is gonna get real popular as a claiming age in 5 years.

2% claim at age 68, 2% claim at age 69.

<<Age 70 and older: Waiting until age 70 offers the biggest possible payout. About 9 percent of women and 6 percent of men held out until this age.>>

Bottom line, even though full deferral to 70 is still quite rare, even deferring until FRA represents a nice raise over the age 62 PIA, which suffers a 25% (66 FRA) or 30% (67 FRA) haircut.

Apparently, the word is getting out.
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