Can I Submit A Restricted Application For Spousal Benefits At The Same Time My Husband Applies?

Jan 18 2019 - 12:15pm

Can I submit my restricted application for my spousal benefit at the same time my husband applies for soc sec, or do I have to wait until his application is approved?

Hi,

Yes, you can apply for spousal benefits at the same time that your husband files for his benefits and before his claim is approved. You can only file a restricted application for spousal benefits effective with the month that you reach full retirement age or later, but you could submit your application up to 4 months before then.

Best, Jerry