Decide when to apply for Social Security benefits, if eligible

You and your employers (including Rockwell Automation) have been contributing to your Social Security benefit throughout your working years.

You must apply to receive Social Security benefits. Full benefits are payable at your normal (or full) Social Security retirement age, but you can request to start your benefit before or after your normal Social Security retirement age. The earliest you can start your benefit is age 62.

If you’re not sure where to start, search “Social Security” on the Quick Find, or call the Social Security Administration.

Contact the Social Security Administration

Call 1.800.772.1213. Go online to