Spousal Benefits

When Can My Husband Get Spousal Benefits?

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My husband of 11/2 years took SS retirement benefits at age 62, and he will be 69 this year. I am 58 and plan to delay filing for my benefits until age 70. I am a much higher earner. When can my husband get spousal benefits on my earnings record? Thanks, Melissa

Hi Melissa,

The soonest that your husband could potentially qualify for spousal benefits from your record is when you start drawing either Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

Best, Jerry

If I File For Spousal Benefits Before FRA Can I Receive 50% Of My Husband's Amount?

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Hi Larry-I've done some research but am still confused about starting my Social Security benefits. I plan on filing spousal benefits. My husband will file at FTA, but I'm 9 months younger than he is. When he files, can I file spousal benefits and receive 50% of his at his time of filing? Thanks!

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If I File Now How Do I Figure Out What My Wife's Spousal Rate Would Be?

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I am 62 & 3 months and my wife is 65 & 3 months. She has been on SS disability for 25 years gets a pretty small check. I make enough that if I file but keep working I will not keep any of my benefit but I understand that it just goes back to my account. If I file now how do I figure out what my wife’s spousal benefits would be. Thanks

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Is There A Strategy That Would Maximize Spousal Benefits In Our Case?

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WEP and spousal benefits: I worked both corporate and education (thus WEP). For corporate only have 17 years. I am 61 and expect to claim SS at 62. Before WEP my early amount is ~$1,083, am assuming with WEP it would be~$593. My husband will file this year at age 66 (his full retirement) and receive ~$2980. I understand that my WEP affects what I can receive for spousal benefits. Is there a strategy as to order of filing, or even delay of one of us, that would maximize a spousal benefit? Thank you.

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If I Apply For Spousal Benefits Will My Widow's Compensation Be Reduced?

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Hi, I cant find the answer to my ss question anywhere. I am 69 and husband 74. We are both on ss. I never heard about spousal benifits until i was searching the other day. My question is If i apply for spousal benefits will my widows compensation be reduced? I only make 500 in ss. My husband s is 2000. thank you.

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