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Waiting until your full retirement age to apply for social security benefits increased your benefits by about 8% every year. If you applied for your benefits in 2009, you would automatically received the highest benefits available to you, your own or spousal, which means you would reduced your own benefits by about 25%. By not taking your benefits in 2009 you made a choice to let your benefits grow. You are not entitled to any spousal benefits.
Unless you filed restricted application to claim spousal benefits only, you would not get it. You would not be automatically entitled to the benefits because you made a choice not take your own when you reached FRA. If you did not apply for it, you lost your chance.
Not after April 2016.
The Restricted Application is no longer available for anyone born after January 1st, 1954. Individuals born after this date will have to claim an individual benefit prior to collecting a spousal benefit, regardless of age. For individuals who turned 62 in 2015, the Restricted Application remains a viable option. Changes to the File and Suspend strategy are effective April 30th, 2016. The option to suspend will still be possible after this date with additional implications:
1) During suspension, any spousal or dependent child benefit will also be turned off. The filer must begin collecting benefits again in order for others to be eligible to collect off of their record. 2) The option to request retroactive payments of those suspended benefits will not be available. 3) The filer won’t be able to claim any other benefit while their benefit is suspended.
Yes, from now until 70. But not retroactively. The restrictions apply to applicants born before 1953. Applicants born in 1954 or later are not eligible at all, without restrictions.
No, you cannot. I already told you couple of times.