Can I Collect 6 Months Of Retroactive Spousal Benefits?

Jun 25 2018 - 7:49am

My wife is 67 and just filed for her social security in June 2018. Can I file for spousal benefits and go back to December 2017 to collect an extra 6 months or am i limited to file in June also.


You can't draw spousal benefits for any months prior to your wife's first month of entitlement to benefits, so if she chose to start her benefits effective with June 2018 you couldn't qualify for spousal benefits any earlier than that.

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Best, Jerry