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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 have just received my first benefits payment but I have a

I have just received my first benefits payment but I have a question----I have several friend who are also receiving benefits and they received their first payment that went back to their qualifying birthday. I turned 62 on January 20th of this year. Is it possible for me to receive the back monthly payments from January through May?

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My ex wife were legally married years. We divorced after 18

my ex wife were legally married for 18 years. We divorced after 18 years. She remarried. When she died February 2014 her new husband reported her death and the length of time she was married to me. The SSA did not contact me to inform me about my survivor benefits. When I applied for survivor benefits in March 2016, I was told that can only get benefits going back six months from the date of my application.QX Am I not entitled to benefits going back to the date of her death?

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I was just viewing other questions of customers. I noticed a

Doug, I was just viewing other questions of customers. I noticed a question from a disabled women of 62 requesting an answer of filing for disability.I too have been disabled for the last 20 years from a medical condition and can not work. But I have not worked for 29 years.I thought it was too late to file for disability. Is it possible that I could file for SSDI? And then take SSI at 66?

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I recently received an auto deposit SSA Treas 310 XXXSocSec.

Hi. I recently received an auto deposit SSA Treas 310 XXXSocSec. Why did I get this?

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I need to understand the start-stop-start social security

I need to understand the start-stop-start social security strategy-especially in view of all the recent changes. I am female age 68 (dob 01/07/1948) and started my benefits at age 62. My husband is younger-age 63 (DOB 11/14/52). He is not collecting any SS benefits. Is it possible to stop my ss benefits-repay them- and restart at age 70 to get the maximum benefit? I am in excellent heath and longevity runs in my family. If this strategy makes sense and the option is still available, what do I need to do?

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My ex husband died in 2013 just before his 62nd birthday. We

My ex husband died in 2013 just before his 62nd birthday. We were married for 17 years. I am still working and earning $61k annually. Would I be wise to apply for spousal benefits until I reach full retirement age? Am I eligible to draw while I am working or do the same rules apply for the maximum earnings?

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What is the eligibility criteria qualified . My friends in

What is the eligibility criteria for getting qualified for medicaid. My friends in laws are lawful permanent residents here since 2011 april.Their green card sponsored by their son. Now they can apply for health insurance. One of them is 78 and other 70 years old.

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My sister in law came to USA 10 years ago and she is a green

My sister in law came to USA 10 years ago and she is a green card holder . She is 68 years old and this year she has 10 years since she started to work , so she has 40 credits . The question is if she can retire now ,this month , because the income for this year is already more then $5000 or she has to wait until the end of the year . I will really appreciate an answer since she wants to know what to do . She asked me to find out the solution to this situation because she doesn't speak the language . Thanks

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