I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
It is a bit complicated, but the answer is no, I'm sorry. Your wife cannot apply for a spouse benefit until you are actually receiving your own retirement benefit from social security.
For all people who will not be age 66 by April 30, 2016, Obama signed a new law last week stripping all of our ability to file and suspend benefits---thereby allowing our spouse to collect a spouse benefit while we allow our own benefit to increase until age 70.
You wife may apply for her own benefit, as may you, at any time now that you are both past age 62---but neither of you may collect a spouse benefit unless the other is already receiving their own retirement benefit.
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