Spousal Benefits

Am I Eligible For Any Benefits?

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I have no benefit earned by working in the US, I became a citizen recently, but my American wife who is entitled to benefits she is 63, but at this time gets disability benefit, plus a pension from FIU , changed her mind about us living in the UK where I can apply for a visa for her and for the cost of under $ 800 per year she would get full medical coverage .
I am 70 years old, if we stay in the US can I receive some financial benefit from here SSA entitlements ?

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Can My Wife Get Benefits On My Record Now?

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I'm 55 years old with a good career hoping to work till at least 67 but likely 70. My spouse is turning 67 soon and has to decide whether to take social security or wait till 70. My estimated payouts are a lot higher than my spouses. Is there any option for my spouse to claim spousal social security benefits from my contributions and projected benefits? I thought I read somewhere that my spouse could claim 50% of my estimated benefits instead of my spouses own benefits. Is this or something similar possible while I am still working and not retired yet? Thanks!!

Will I Qualify For Child In Care Benefits When My Husband Starts Drawing His Benefits?

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HI Larry,
My husband and I have a disable child who is 21yr. who is currently receiving SSI. My husband is 7 yrs older than I am. When my husband retired at 66yr I will be 59yr. I have never worked so will not be receiving SS on my own record. Will I be able to qualify for caregiver's benefit? If so will that amount be permanently reduce since I will not be FRA and will not qualify for spousal benefit till 62?

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Does My Husband Have To Suspend His Benefit In Order For Me To Receive Spousal Benefits?

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It has been our plan for me to take my spousal benefit at age 66. A financial advisor recommended this after using your calculations. I have been reading "Get what's yours" and am confused. If I were to take 1/2 (approximately) of his Social Security at 66,( the spousal benefit, correct?)does he have to suspend taking his SocialSecurity? He's been retired since age 62, five years.

Hi,

No, spousal benefits are an auxiliary benefit paid in addition to the worker's own benefit.

Can I Receive Spousal Benefits?

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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.

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What Should I Do?

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I will be 64 years old in October 2017. I retired 2 years ago in November 2015 and I was 62. I started collecting ever since. I am asking, Is there any way I can collect from my husband social security instead of mine. I am making lest money and he is making more. How is that be possible? What should I do.

Hi,

You can check with Social Security to see if you're eligible for spousal benefits, but you will only qualify if your husband is receiving his benefits and 50% of his full retirement age rate (PIA) is higher than your own PIA.