Spousal Benefits

When Will My Husband Be Eligible To Draw Off Of My Social Security?

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My full retirement age is August, 2021, however I am being disabled by medical doctor due long standing lower back problems. It was our intent for my husband, who is already retired, to draw off of my earnings when I retired. Should I just take early retirement now, which will cost us ~$500/month or go ahead with disability and then have him draw off my social security when it would be eligible for him to draw off? When will he be eligible to draw off my social security if I elect disability? Thank you so much for your help.

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Can I Still Further Appeal To Get Spousal Benefits?

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Hi Larry, I am a non-US citizen nor have a green card. But my wife of 45 years is a U.S. citizen. We both live together in the US and my wife is 68 years old already and receives her social security pension. My wife never petitioned me and will NOT petition me as I made a serious mistakes to her in the past. She said she can forgive but cannot forget. Our children who are all US citizens would not petition me neither in obedience to their mother.

Is My Assumption About My Wife's Spousal Rate Wrong?

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In 2019 (age 71) I received SS benefits totaling $42,558. My wife (age 69) received SS benefits totaling $17,154. Over the years she earned far less than I did, so we filed for her to receive SS benefits based on my earnings. I understood she would receive 50% of my benefits. If this is correct, she should have received SS benefits in 2019 totaling $21,279. Is my assumption wrong?

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Can My Wife Who Was Born In 1959 Collect Benefits On My Record Now?

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My birthday is 08 03 1953 and starting collecting social security benefits on June 2018 my wife birthday 04 11 1959 still working can she collect off my social security benifits now

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No, unless your wife has a child in her care who is eligible for benefits on your record and who is either under age 16 or disabled. Otherwise, your wife would have to be at least age 62 to potentially qualify for spousal benefits.

Will I Be Able To Collect Part Of My Husband's Social Security In The Future?

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Hello. I am European national and permanent US resident. My husband and I have been married 3 years. Since we have a big age gap (I am 39, my husband is 65 ) and my income has been pretty low since relocating to the US, I am worried about my retirement. Will I be able to collect part of his social security later on? When would that happen? I would really appreciate your response as this is causing me sleepless nights.

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Would It Be Worthwhile For Either My Wife Or Me To Apply For Spousal Benefits?

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Hello Larry,
I have a spousal benefits question for you:
I am 69. I started collecting my SS benefits when I reached full retirement age of 66. My current monthly SS check is $1,470.
My wife is turning 62 next month. Her estimated monthly SS check at full retirement age will be around $2,300.
Would it be worthwhile for any of us two to claim spousal benefits at any point?
Thank you very much!

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