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The steady increase in full retirement age for Social Security has resulted in people working longer and not claiming their benefits early, according to new research by the Congressional Budget Office.

According to CBO data, the full age at which people can retire has risen from age 65 for people born before 1943 to age 67 for those born after 1960. In a recent blog post by Joyce Manchester, chief of the long-term analysis unit in the health, retirement and long-term analysis division of the CBO,  she said that raising the full retirement age (FRA)  forced people to delay claiming their Social Security benefits.

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