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Eligibility For Benefits

What Benefits Are My Wife And I Eligible For?

Hi,
I immigrated in my sixties and am a US citizen. I started working in US at age 62 and have been paying social security taxes. Now I am 73 and have 40 credits . When I visited SSA recently I was told I can apply for retirement benefits but they are not sure about the spousal benefits saying my earnings are far too less. I did not put in my application yet . My latest Social Security statement also does not show spousal benefits but indicates survivor benefits for spouse. My wife has not been working.
Q1. Is my wife eligible for spousal benefits?

Posted: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 15:45

Why Isn't My Wife Eligible for a Spouse's Benefit?

I waited until I was 70 to file for SS. I get $3,506.80 per mo. My wife, who will be 66 on 11/20/17, started taking her SS at 62. She gets $1,017.00 per mo. I bought your program for $40 and ran us through it. My situation is pretty straightforward...I do nothing. Her's I don't understand. I thought she was supposed to get half of what I get at some point. Is that point when she turns 66? Thank you for any help. Mark

Posted: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:30

Am I Eligible for Divorced Spouse's Benefits from an Ex-eife thet I Married and Divorced Twice?

I have been divorced twice to the same wife lets call her Cindy (1st: May 1980- June 1985, second (Dec 1985-May 1991).
From July 1985-October 1985 I was married and divorced to another woman, lets call her Mary.
Can I claim SS benefits from Cindy? I am 65 now, so close to FRA. She is 70 and already filed and has a very high benefit amount.

Posted: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 09:15

Why Can't I File a Restricted Application for Spouse's Benefits?

I am 68 and self employed, divorced from Spouse #1(currently age 26) for 26 years after a 12 year marriage. I am continuing to earn. I went to SS to file on my ex spouse' record a restricted application while my credits continue to grow until age 70. I was told I could not file because I had already filed on my children's behalf when I reached FRA and they were both still in school.Now that the youngest is off to college and I am no longer collecting,why cannot I file the restricted application on my ex' record?

Posted: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 08:45

Will We Both Receive Our Retirement Benefit?

I can't get s straight answer......my husband is already collecting ssa off his record. When I retire do I also collect my full benefit based upon my record? In other words do we continue to receive 2 checks?

Lorrie,
Yes, you will each receive your own retirement benefit. You may also be eligible for a spouse's benefit off of your husband's record before you file for your retirement benefit.
Best,
Mike

Posted: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 21:15

Does My Wife's Dual Citizenship Entitle Her To Benefits?

My wife was born in Washington State in 1954. She resided in America for about one year and came to Canada once her father completed his university studies..

One year in America, 61 years in Canada.

She retains US citizenship, it is difficult to cancel, and has a US passport as required for travel into and out of America.
She does not seem to be allowed to vote. She is more recently required to file largely redundant US income tax reports, despite the US/Canadian tax treaty that worked for decades.

Posted: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 18:45

Can My Non-Citizen Parnter Receive a Widow's Benefit Based on My Record?

I'm 64 years old, an American citizen residing in Israel, and have been receiving Social Security Benefits for the past year and a half. I have a partner (female), who is not an American citizen and is currently 60 years old. We have been living together for 11 years following the passing of my late wife. My question is, in the event of my death, would my partner be eligible to continue receiving all or part of my monthly benefit? If so, how would she need to provide evidence of our partnership? Thanks, Yuval

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:45
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