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19. If I am receiving a CMERS benefit but I don’t choose to collect Social Security Benefits at age 62 will my benefit still be reduced?

Yes, under the Connecticut General Statue Statutes Sec 7-436 the key word is that when one becomes eligible for Social Security or starts to receive Security disability your benefit will be reduced. If you are retired from CMERS and covered by Social Security, your benefit will automatically be reduced by approximately 25% when you reach the age of 62. If you retire after the age of 62, the benefit will be reduced at that time.