My wife applied for benefits 3 months before 65 (this month) because she is fighting cancer. I am 66 and have not applied for benefits. Can I apply for spousal benefits? I originally was going to wait to apply for at least a couple more years.
Yes, you can and almost certainly should do so ASAP. Since you are age 66, the amount payable to you on your wife's record is already as high as it will get, and the spousal benefits you receive will not reduce the amount payable on your own record in the future.