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My wife, 63 years old has recently applied and is now

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My wife , 63 years old has recently applied and is now getting social security payments. I am 67 and would like to wait until I'm 70 to receive my benefit. Can I apply for benefit now so as to get my wife an increase in her benefit( my ss payment will be higher than hers) and then suspend my payment until I'm 70?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Hi from just Answer. I'm PDtax, and can assist.

As long as you have reached full retirement age (66), you an file and suspend your benefits. That will make your wife eligible for spousal benefits. Be aware this filing option will expire in 2016, so consider going to your local SSA office to let them do the math for you and start the paperwork.

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