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My wife is taking her full social security benefits starting

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My wife is taking her full social security benefits starting at age 66. I have filed a restricted application and I am taking 1/2 of her benefits at age 66. At age 70, I will be taking my full benefits. My question is that once I file for my own social security benefits at age 70, will my wife be entitled to take 1/2 of my benefits based on my age 66 benefits or based on my age 70 benefits. Both 1/2 my age 66 benefits and 1/2 my age 70 benefits will exceed my wife's own benefits.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship.

Your spouse will receive 1/2 of the benefit at your full retirement age. The benefits for your spouse do not include any delayed retirement credits you may receive. So the answer is she will not receive 1/2 of your benefits at age 70, it will be 1/2 of your benefits at age 66 for her spousal share.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

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