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My understanding is that when I turn 66 next I can elect to

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my understanding is that when I turn 66 next I can elect to collect spousal benefits. is this correct?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Actually, you could have collected spousal benefits as early as age 62 so long as your spouse was already receiving a benefit from social security. However, at age 66 you may collect a spouse benefit and allow your own benefit to continue to grow at 8% per year until you reach age 70.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2015,

Doug