Spousal Benefits

Can I Apply For A Portion Of My Husband's Disability Funds?

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I currently receive SS in the amount of $922 and I have to pay rent in the amount of $832.00
My husband left me and somehow he got disability in the amount of $1200 and he is not disabled. He moved his girlfriend in an apartment with him and he pays all the bills. She works and files him on her income tax. Can I apply for a portion of his disability funds. They have my name on his SS paperwork. I just wonder how she and her sister use his name on her taxes. What can I do? Can I report her to IRS and social security

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Can My Wife Draw Her Own Benefits In Addition To Child In Care Benefits On My Social Security Account?

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Hi Larry. You recently provided an answer to a question about benefits for my wife and disabled adult son. Just need clarification on one point....if my wife (less than age 62) is receiving child in custody benefits on MY SS filing, will she be able to continue receiving THIS benefit IN ADDITION TO her own SS retirement benefit when she claims or is it one benefit or the other (depending on which one is higher) but not both? Thanks for your assistance!

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Will My Spousal Benefits Be Reduced Because I'm Still Working?

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I am planning to have my wife (7/15/50, not working) apply for SS benefits to begin after her next birthday. I (11/14/52) am planning to file a restricted application for spousal benefits to begin at the same time and continue working with the intent to wait until I turn 70 to apply for benefits on my own work record. Q1: Will my spousal benefits be reduced because I am still working? Q2: My wife is covered by medical coverage through work. Will she be automatically enrolled in Medicare regardless of my coverage?

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Is It Correct That The Reduction For Spousal Benefits Is Based On When The Spouse Becomes Eligible For Those Benefits?

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In response to a question asked by Sandra you said "Eight years later, Molly's husband files for his benefits with a PIA of $2,400. Molly's spousal benefit would then be $200, or 50% of her husband's PIA minus Molly's own PIA (i.e. $2,400 / 2 – $1,000), which would be unreduced since Molly has already reached FRA when she becomes eligible for spousal benefits."

Will My Husband Qualify For Benefits As My Spouse?

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Hi Larry, I am a retired American waiting until age 70 to file for my social security benefits. I am married (for over 10 years now) to a Canadian citizen who has a green card. I wonder if my husband would be eligible for spousal benefis on my record, when I file at age 70. He is two years younger. For the past couple of years we have spent most of our time in Canada, because I would like to become a dual citizen. However, we have a US address, US bank accounts, and file both US and Canadian taxes each year.

Would You Help Us Understand How To Figure Out My Wife's Options?

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Hi Larry, Enjoy your answers!
I'm receiving social security @ $2,130 per month. My wife is currently 62 and would retire soon if we can determine how much in spousal benefits she would receive at 62, 63, 63, 65 and FRA at 66 based on mine. We do not understand the formula other than ay her FRA she should get 50% of mine. Would you help us understand how to figure this out please?

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