Are you aware of a chart or table that best summarizes the main provisions of Social Security Retirement Benefits for workers, spouses and family, including restricted application filing, deemed filing, widow benefits, etc. Maybe you could make one!! :)
I think it would be unrealistic to properly address all of those issues in a chart, but Larry co-wrote a best-selling book that fully explains all of the provisions that you mentioned. If you're not familiar with the book, you can get more information here: http://www.getwhatsyours.org/laurence-kotlikoff/. Be sure to look for the revised edition of the book that addresses all of the Social Security amendments passed by Congress in 2015.