Spousal Benefits

Should My Benefit Be 50% Of My Husband's Rate?

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I was born October 1939. I took my SS retirement at age 62. My husband and I married in 2018. He was also born in 1939 and took his SS retirement at age 62. My husband's PIA is greater than mine. I applied for spousal benefits after our marriage and was awarded spousal benefits beginning November 2019. Should my benefit be 50% of his retirement benefit rate?
Thank you.

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No. Any reduction for age applied to a person's Social Security benefits is calculated independently based on their age when they start drawing the benefit.

What Can I Do To Get Benefits From The Record Of My Common-Law Spouse?

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I was commonlaw married in PA since 1991. We were together for 31 yrs and raised a family. We split and I moved to NY. I've applied 3 times and been refused. They won't even get back to me. I will be 67 this year and if accepted will pay more for medicare. I've called the main office and my local. They're telling me to appeal for the 2nd time. Getting tired of the runaround.

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Would My Wife Qualify For Any Social Security Benefits?

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Hi Larry:
I am Canadian working in the US under NAFTA for visa and my wife in Indian citizen
I am 62 an intend to retire in next 2 years though I intend to file for benefits at 66.5 years
My wife has never worked as she has been housewife but we have always filed our taxes jointly
I have 2 questions:
1. Would my wife qualify for any social security benefits?
2. If yes what age should she file for benefits?
I would be grateful for your guidance
Bhaskar

Hi Bhaskar,

Can I File For Spousal Benefits On My Husband's Record?

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Can I file for spousal benefits on my husband’s benefits?
I’m 57, get retired military pension, not working now, don’t plan to work in future. I had planned to start my benefits at 62, then if my husband predecease me, I’d switch to his Benefits, since his benefits will be more then mine. I don’t reach retirement age till 67. I didn’t realize I could claim spousal benefits until I read your site.
My husband is 66, working now, also gets retired veteran pension. He plans to start Social Security pay this May 2020. Thank you for your time & advice.

Am I Eligible For Spousal Benefits Between When My Wife Starts Drawing And When My Own Benefits Start?

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My wife filed an application for Social Security in February to take effect when she turns 70 in May. Her application is in pending status. I will be 70 in July and am ready to file an application. Am I eligible for spouse's benefits from May, when my wife's benefits begin and July when my own benefits will start. If so, will my Social Security benefit automatically switch from spouse's benefit to my own when I reach 70?

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If I Reapply For Spousal Benefits WIll I Lose The Retroactive Benefits I've Been Paid?

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SS has denied my spousal benefits. I am 68, married 39 years to the same man. They informed me on the site I could re-apply. They have sent two letters with conflicting info regarding my benefit, the second less than the first. They have deposited a retro benefit which I fought for through phone calls to the national ss office, after being turned down for the retro at the local office. I am so weary of being jerked around by these people, I think that is their strategy. If I do as they say and I re-apply, will I lose the retro benes? I originally applied early December 2019.

Is My Wife Eligible To File For Spousal Benefits?

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Hi Larry. I am 66 years old and started drawing a reduced Social Security benefit when I turned 62. I currently receive $1,773 per month from Social Security. My wife of 26 years will turn 62 this year and would like to file for spousal benefits on my record. We live in Utah. My wife receives a benefit of $808 per month from the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System. Would she be eligible to file for Social Security spousal benefits and if so would they be substantially reduced because of her public benefit from the State of Nevada? Thank you.

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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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