Sometimes people younger than full retirement age retire in the middle of the year and have already earned more than the yearly earnings limit. There is a special rule that applies to earnings for one year, usually the first year of retirement. Under this rule, you can get a full Social Security benefit for any whole month you are retired, regardless of your yearly earnings.
You can still work and collect Social Security benefits , to a point. To calculate how much you can collect based on your earnings, visit this page  or contact your ShindelRock tax professional.