Is There Any Chance of Either of Us Getting Spouse's Benefits?

Jul 6 2016 - 3:00pm

I am 67 and have deferred my social security (letting it increase until i'm 70). At 66 it would have been $2500/mo.
My wife turns 62 in Nov 2016. Her current projection at full retirement age is $2400/mo.

Is there any chance of either of us getting spousal benefits?

For either spouse to receive a spouse's benefit the other spouse must have filed for their retirement benefit. Since you were born before 1 Jan 1954 you can file a restricted application for spouse's benefits only, your wife can't. Our software, MaximizeMySocialSecurity can determine what filing
strategy works best for you.