I may retire early, in my mid 50s. How can I tell what my Social Security benefits will be?
The SSA website says:
At early retirement age (62):
$XXXX a month Your estimates are based on the assumption that you will earn $YYYYY a year from now until retirement.
But that last sentence won't be true if I retire early. Right now I'm making that salary but if I retire now it goes away. (I might not actually retire but take a much lowering paying job that gives more personal satisfaction, so it's essentially true.)
Answer below. I was just about to post and I did some searching on the SSA website.