Spousal Benefits

Will I Switch From My Own Benefit To Spousal Benefits When My Huband Files?

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This question has probably been answered at least in part, but it's still confusing. Here's my situation...I will be 65 in November of this year. I started collecting my own social security when I turned 62. My husband is 66 and working full time until September, 2017. He will collect Social Security at that time. My question is, when he collects, will I be able to change over to spousal benefit, or will my benefit remain as is? Thank you so much.

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Can My Wife Still File For Spousal Benefits Only When She Reaches Age 66?

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AT AGE 70, I PLAN TO FILE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IN AUGUST OF 2018. MY WIFE WHO WAS BORN IN DEC. 1952 WILL REACH HER FULL RETIREMENT AGE OF 66 IN DEC. 2018. AT THAT TIME, SHE PLANS TO APPLY FOR A SPOUSAL BENEFIT FOR 50% OF MY BENEFIT. SHE PLANS TO DELAY HER OWN BENEFIT UNTIL SHE REACHES AGE 70 & THEN SHE WILL SWITCH OVER TO HER OWN BENEFIT. SINCE SHE HAD TURNED 62 BEFORE 1/01/16, IS IT STILL LEGAL FOR HER TO DO THIS? ALSO, WILL HER 50% SPOUSAL BENEFIT AMOUNT INCLUDE THE DELAYED RETIREMENT CREDITS THAT I HAVE EARNED & ANY COLA INCREASES THAT I HAVE RECEIVED?

Do I Qualify For Spousal Benefits?

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I am reading all these questions and answers and still do not understand social security, so I apologize in advance. I just recently retired and started collecting social security at age 62. My husband (age 65) worked in law enforcement for 35 years and didn't pay into social security, but had a previous job which did. He is retired, but now working part time. He is short 12 credits from collecting any social security. Does that mean I cannot collect spousal benefits? Not sure what can be claimed or when. Thank you

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Do I Qualify For Spousal Or Divorced Spousal Benefits?

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HELP!!! Can't find anything about common law marriage. I was married around 2 yrs. in 1967 -1969 divorced because of abuse etc. We have been living together now 32 yrs. I was told by soc.sec. because I was not married 10 yrs. I could not receive his soc.sec. as long as he is alive, but I could if he was deceased. Because the 9mos. law counted from the 60s. THANKS, FOR ANY HELP!!!! IS THIS IN THE BOOK????

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If My Wife Is Entitled To An Excess Spousal Benefit, How Is It Paid?

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Dear Jerry, Thank you very much for responding to my recent "Ask Larry" question regarding my interpretation of Larry's Dec. 23, 2015 article on PBS.org entitled "Social Security’s Christmas present: Benefit cuts for millions of disabled workers". I discovered it while reading a post on this forum dated Sept. 20, 2016 entitled "Can My Wife File For Spousal Benefits Only At Full Retirement Age?". The situation described in that post (to which your reply referenced Larry's PBS article) seemed very similar to my wife's and my own, and raised considerable concern. Your Oct.