Will My Wife Be Eligible To Receive Spousal Benefits If I File For And Suspend My Benefits?
Hi Larry, My question involves both spousal benefits and 'non-covered benefits'. My first wife died in 2007 while employed as a school teacher. I have been receiving survivor benefits from CALSTRS (CA State Teachers' Retirement System) since 2008 and the current monthly payment is $834.40 pre-tax. I remarried in 2012 and my FRA of 66 and 4 months is in May 2022. My plan is to follow the suggestion in your most excellent book and file and suspend / apply for spousal benefits for my wife who turns 66 in September of 2022.