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You need to wait until your full retirement age to receive 50% of his benefits. If you apply early, at 64, you will automatically receive the higher of your own or spousal benefits (benefits based on your spouse's records). Also, if you apply early before your full retirement age, you will permanently reduce your own but also spousal benefits. It means you will only get about 40 - 45%, not 50% of his benefits.
Because you were 62 at the end of 2015, at your full retirement age you can apply for your spousal and let your own grow until 70 and than switch to your own, if higher.
As long as you are still married, at 66 you will have a choice to do the following. You can file a restricted application and take lower spousal benefits and let your own to grow additional 30% OR you can take your own if larger than your spousal. If your spousal benefits are higher than your own, than taking spousal benefits will probably be more beneficial.
No, the spousal benefits didn't go away. What was eliminated was file and suspend option and restricted application option for anybody younger than 62 at the end of 2015 (born before 1953).
Here are the changes.
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