Spousal Benefits

Is It True That I Need To File For And Not Suspend My Benefits In Order For My Wife To Get Spousal Benefits?

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I am retired and my birth date is 11/28/1953. My wife is retired, does not have enough work credits to file on her own and her birth date is 7/9/1954. I had always planned on waiting until age 70 for both of us to file for social security, but I have been told her maximum is at age 66 since she does not have enough work credits and will need to file for a spousal benefit. I have also been told that in order for he to collect at age 66 I will also need to file for social security and cannot suspend until age 70. Is this true? Will your tool answer these questions for me?

Can My Wife Switch To A Spousal Benefit When I File On My Record?

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Hi Larry, I am 66 and my wife is 68. She started taking her ss benefit at 62 on her own work record. I am now receiving a spousal benefit (restricted app) and will wait until age 70 to collect on my own record. Question - when I file at age 70 can my wife then switch to a spousal benefit on my record? Her 50% FRA benefit will be much smaller than my 50% FRA benefit. From what I have read, could she get the difference between her 50% FRA benefit and my 50% FRA benefit. Could you please explain how it all works, if at all? Thanking you in advance. Jim

Will My Wife Be Eligible For A Greater Monthly Benefit When I Start Drawing My Benefits?

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Hello,

My question is as follows. Hoping you can answer it as the folks at the social security office tell me "NO" when I ask them.

Hopefully I can ask this complicated question in a way that you'll understand. Here goes.

I am 68 years old and coming up on 69. My birthdate is October 21,1950.

My wife is 69 and is coming up on 70. She is ten months older than me and was born on Dec.20,1949.

My wife started social security on her 65th birthday at a reduced rate.

Shouldn't My Brother Be Eligible For Benefits?

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My brother blind, he lost his sight in 1982 in a car accident. He does not have 40 credits and he is 68 years old. He collected SSI for a few years and then it was stopped due to some change in the law. His wife is now 66 years of age and filed for social security. According to Social Security, her husband is still not entitled to any benefits. Please advise?

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Can You Shed Any Light On Whether Or Not My Wife Qualifies For A Spousal Supplement?

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My wife and I are both retired and we were both born in 1948. My wife took Social Security at 64 and I took a spousal benefit on her account until I was 70 and then I took my full Social Security. I read that she might be able to apply for something called "spousal supplement" (not "spousal benefit"). I don't know if this would be more than we are now getting. My (husband's) monthly check is $2840 and my wife's check is $1083. Can you shed any light on any benefit from my wife applying for a spousal supplement?

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Can You Please Shed Some Light On Why My Wife Can't Get Spousal Benefits?

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My wife started collecting SS in 2015 at 63. She now collects $11,532/yr. I started collecting in 2012 at 66. I now collect $27,292/yr. We were told by a financial advisor and an accountant that my wife should qualify for more benefits based on the 50% rule of my benefits being more than double hers. Went to the SS office and spent 1/2 day waiting to see someone who said no and shown us a page of numbers that made no sense. My calculus class in college made more sense.

Can My Husband Receive Benefits On My SSDI Without Triggering Deeming For His Own Retirement?

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Hi Larry-- I am currently receiving SSDI. My husband, who will be 64 in August, will be forced into early retirement this summer. Can he receive benefits on my SSDI without triggering deeming for his own retirement? Should he wait till FRA to do so? He would like to postpone taking his own SS Retirement until 70 to maximize his benefits. At full retirement age (I am 61 now) , can I suspend and let my retirement benefit grow until 70 as well?

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If My Wife Files For Her Benefits Now Will She Be Eligible For The 50% Spousal Benefit When She Reaches FRA?

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I am 63 and my wife is 64. I will retire next month and start drawing on SSA (reduced ~$3000). If my wife decides to start drawing also (~$500) will she be eligible for the 50% spousal benefit when she reaches FRA and will it be based on my FRA amount or my reduced amount.
Thanks

Hi,

Your wife couldn't file for her own benefits without also being deemed to file for spousal benefits. And, if she starts drawing both benefits before full retirement age (FRA) they'll both be reduced for age.

Can I Receive Retroactive Benefits As A Spouse From When My Children Were Under Age 16?

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My husband has is receiving disability. In 2012 I did not receive any income while my husband was on disability. Can I receive retro active benefits as a spouse that I was entitled to that I did not apply for as a spouse when our children where under 16 years of age? When my husband applied for social security, I did not realize I was entitled to receive benefits if I did not have any income in a particular year.

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