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Im three months away from my 66th birthday im married with

im three months away from my 66th birthday im married with my partner for eight yearswe have been together for thirty six years i want to keep working until im 70 years oldi dont know how to proceed?

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My dad turns 95 in August. He receives approximately $3,000

my dad turns 95 in August. He receives approximately $3,000 each month in social security. Is there any way to increase this amount? I keep thinking the system should pay him more now while he is alive and still able to enjoy it. I know that's probably just wishful thinking. What do you say?

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I waited until age 70 to collect Social Security benefits,

I waited until age 70 to collect Social Security benefits, thus getting an extra 32% over my FRA amount I would have received at age 66. My spouse turns 66 in 2 months and eligible for her own social security based on her employment record. My SS benefit is considerable higher than hers.I just found out I have a terminal health condition. I know she can opt to receive my social security after I pass but here is my question: Will she receive the amount I am receiving at age 70 or does she only receive the FRA amount I would have received at full retirement age of 66? It's about $900/month difference.

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I will be 70 in another week. I applied on line in April to

I will be 70 in another week. I applied on line in April to have my retirement benefit start when I'm 70. I hadn't realized that my wife was old enough to claim benefits on my record (she just turned 64), so I didn't do the file-and-suspend that I should have. SS tells me that she can claim back to the April data I first filed. I can't go back the whole six months since the file-and-suspend option expired at the end of April.Our present plan is for her to apply in the middle of July retroactive to April. Her claim on my record will be more than regular retirement on her record, since she is disabled and hasn't worked for quite a while.Are we missing something that would be a better strategy?

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I collect VA death benefits now. I turn 60 this year can I

I collect VA death benefits now. I turn 60 this year can I also collect survivor social security benefits at age 60. And if it is less then my own social security benefits can I switch to the higher amount when I reach retirement age. Also do you know of a ss attorney in Katy tx I can go speak with?

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My wife and I have been married 40 years. past two years we

My wife and I have been married 40 years. For the past two years we have been legally separated. I began collecting my benefit at 62. It is approximately $1,825 month. My wife is still working and does plan on taking her Social Security until 65. She is now 63. It is understanding that she could collect one half of my benefit, $912 per month, continue working and watch her monthly benefit grow every year until she fully retires.Am I correct and would I be eligible for one half of her benefit should she decide to take her full benefit at let's say 65?

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I'm 62 and started drawing my SS earlier this year. To date

I'm 62 and started drawing my SS earlier this year. To date this year, I have earned the max $ 15,720.I've been offered an opportunity to work as a consultant for approx. 6 mos. and need to know how this will effect by SS benefits. Obviously I'll earn more than the max allowed but how will the consultant earnings affect my benefits for next year? Or will they?

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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I've been married and divorced twice, my second husband

I've been married and divorced twice, my second husband died, can I get benefits from my first husband at age 66

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I was born in 1953 and am married. I chose to take social

I was born in 1953 and am married. I chose to take social security at 62 because it was such a small amount. I worked along enough for credits, but was a stay at home wife/mother. My husband will claim social security next year at age 66. I would like to delay taking the spousal benefit until I am 66. The social security office told me that when my husband files I have to take the spousal benefit then. This would reduce the benefit given I will be 2 years from 66. I thought I would be given the choice as to when I claimed a spousal benefit.

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