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What you want to do is referred to as the "restricted benefit". Congress eliminated this loophole in recent legislation but it is still available to those who reach full retirement age (age 66 and 2 months in 2017) before 2020. This will be available to you but not until you reach full retirement age. You will need to file normally for your benefit but right in the memo section that you would like to restrict your benefit to ONLY the spousal benefit. You will then be able to take 50% of your spouse's benefit and let your own benefit grow 8% per year until age 70. That is a very good deal and it is why Congress eliminated this loophole. So no, you cannot apply for it now but can apply for it at full retirement age as long as you restrict your filing.
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