Miscellaneous

Will My Wife Be Able To Receive Spousal Benefits?

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I've been married for 17 years, my wife is not a US citizen, but does have a TIN. She never wanted to live permanently in US, and my thought was we would live in Asia after retirement. She has never worked in US, mostly just visited for months at a time. My question is, will she be eligible for spousal benefits when she turns 62, I'm currently 69 and have filed one year ago. We are now rethinking the issue of where to live and understand she will apply for a green card if the decision is to live in US.

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Isn't The Decision On When To File For Benefits Simply A Math Problem Based On Life Expectancy?

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Isn't the decision as to what date to claim social security (for me either 66 or 70) really just matter of expected lifespan? If one's family history strongly indicates a lifespan expectation in the early 80's, then when to start social security is just a math exercise, right?

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Am I Overlooking Anything?

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Hello I have an unusual situation. I am 64 (born Sept 1952) and my husband is 65 (born April 1952). We are married common-law in PA (1990 so grandfathered). He is not working and I plan to retire and start collecting at FRA (Sept 2018). I'm thinking he should start collecting on his record (much lower than mine) at his FRA (April 2018) and then switch to spousal benefits when I start collecting in Sept 2018. I understand the need but the process to prove common-law marriage is ugly (I have no blood relatives).

Is There Anything I Should Be Aware Of Before Filing?

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Hi: I'm 70 as of Jan 22 this year and still working. I just finished reading your book, Get What's Yours. Wish I read it 5 years ago! I would have known about "suspending" benefits. I am single, no 10+ years marriages, no dependents, but a huge student loan debt! Plan to work another 5 years. Would your software benefit me and are there any points I should be aware of before I apply for SS?

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Can I Collect Both A FERS Special Retirement Supplement And Social Security Widowers Benefits?

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Hi, I am sorry for not clarifying my last question. I am in the Federal Retirement system(USPS) and am entitled to a special retirement supplement after I am eligible for retirement until age 62.I am also entitled to my deceased wife's social security at age 60 which I plan on taking until I am 62 and then my regular social security would replace the survivor social security. My question is can I collect both the special retirement supplement and my wife's social security or would either one be reduced? They both would end at age 62 Thank you

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Can I Receive Social Security And My Civil Service Pensions?

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Hi, my wife passed while working for the postal service approximately 6 years ago and I have been collecting a survivor annuity since which is about $600 per month. I also work for the postal service and am currently 59 with 29 1/2 years of service. I plan on retiring when I have 30 years which will leave me at 59 1/2. My question is am I entitled to the SRS along with my pension an still collect my survivor social security at age 60 until I reach 62 which is when my social security will take over because it is a greater amount?

Is There Any Way Out For Us?

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I retired on SSDI in 2001 I am currently 63, my husband retired on SSDI 3 years ago. we have very little to pay our bills with yet SSDI says we don't qualify for extra help our income is too much. the doughnut "hole" is now $9000 dollars a year to us. is there anything we can do at this point. we are fighting to hang on to our home but it becomes rougher every year.

Will My Teacher's Pension Keep Me From Drawing Social Security?

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I taught school in Wyoming for 32 years and paid into Social Security all that time..I now have a pension from my school district and will turn 66 in Jan. can I draw my Social Security that I paid into for 30 some years...my fear is having a pension will eliminate me drawing asocial security.

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Pensions based on work that was subject to Social Security taxes have no adverse effect on Social Security benefits. Therefore, it sounds like the pension you receive won't have any effect on your Social Security benefits.