Spousal Benefits

Can I Receive Spousal Benefits And Delay Taking My Own Benefits?

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My wife is taking social security for the last two and half years, well before the new law went into effect last year. I am at my retirement age but want to delay my social security benefits. Will it be possible for me to take spousal benefits - half of my wife amount?

2nd Q- May I visit any social security office irrespective of my home zip code?

Hi,

Can My Wife Claim Benefits On My Record When I Start Drawing?

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Hi Larry-this is a follow up question to my recent query (Jan 5th). I'm 66 on Jan 23 2017. My wife filed on her record early (at age 62) in 2008. Assuming I can apply for spousal benefits on her record and can delay collecting on my own record-when I eventually file for SS on my record can my wife then claim a spousal benefit on my record?

Hi,

Potentially yes, but she'll continue to receive her own reduced benefit rate.

When Should I File For Spousal Benefits, And Can I Continue Working?

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My wife was recently approved for SS disability retroactive to September 1, 2016; she is 62 years old. I am 67 years old and am still working full time. I plan on retiring on June 30, 2017 and currently have a request (dated October 4, 2016) into SS for withdrawal of my suspended retirement application; I have received no SS payments as a result. I have planned to defer taking my SS retirement until age 70 to accrue deferred retirement credits.