Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
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Are you asking about spousal benefits?
As long as you are not legally separated you are considered married and eligible for spousal benefits. Are you applying for early benefits (62) or regular benefits (66)?
Thank you. So you will be applying for regular benefits. So you do not know if she applied for any benefits yet. At 67 you have couple of options. If your wife is already collecting her own benefits (not spousal benefits), you can file a restricted application (spousal benefits only) and let your own benefits grow until 70. If she has not applied for her own benefits yet, you will need to take your own.
First I would suggest to visit your local social security office and find out if your wife already applied for her own benefits and what spousal benefits you would be eligible for, if any. You will need your marriage certificate, her socials security number and an ID.
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