Can I receive spousal benefits? I turned 65 in 12//2015. My spouse is retired, age 75 and receiving social security benefits. In April of 2016 I was told by social security I could not receive spousal benefits due to the laws passed in Nov 2015. I recently (Sept 2107) learned that I can receive spousal benefits by filing a restricted application. My goal is to continue working until age 70 and if allowed collect spousal benefits.