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I'm 71 years old receiving Social Security for retirement,

I'm 71 years old receiving Social Security for retirement, my wife Spanish citizen has worked, paid, and filed her taxes for 12 years, but have not worked last several years since 2014, born 1952 now she is 64, we are living in Spain and will continue living in Spain, we just got informed that the spouse of a SS recipient qualifies for up to 50% for spousal benefits,Question:Can she claim retroactive for spousal benefit for the last several yearsCan she claim if her 10 years green card is expiredThanks

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TaxRobin

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I am 65 years old and collecting SSA retirement. Previously

I am 65 years old and collecting SSA retirement. Previously I was collecting SSD and OPM disability retirement. But OWCP paid more so I went that route.So here is my question. My wife is here on a K1 visa and has a green card. She just started work last month. We have been married for 6 years. If I die tomorrow, will she be eligible for survivor benefits? and what would those benefits be?Thank you

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Lane

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How does a married couple have to be married before the

How long does a married couple have to be married before the remainining spouse is entitled to claim Social Security Retirement Benefits of the deceased spouse' record?

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Sorry I am not an immigrant however would like to know the

sorry I am not an immigrant however would like to know the truth about something. Some friends are discussing things with the up coming election. Some say that immigrants that come here get our social security benefits even thought they have never paid into them. And do not have anyone here that would have paid into it. Also the Gov gives them over $2,000.00 a month plus welfare and a new car and house. Others say it is not true . I would like to make on informed decision can you help me

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TaxRobin

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My friend is getting social security based on her husband.

My friend is getting social security based on her husband. She is 63 but has not married to her husband for 10 years yet. Will she be able to get her social security once she divorce before her 10 years marriage to her husband? Will her SS be stopped once the divorce happened?

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I am a widow, 74, collecting my late husband's benefits,

I am a widow, 74, collecting my late husband's benefits, which are greater than my original amount. If I remarry (the man is 77 and receiving less than I do) what will happen to my benefits?

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Lane

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I am on ss and am trying to get to my account but can not

I am on ss and am trying to get to my account but can not get on. Also, I was wondering if I can draw social security from my ex. We were married 40 years and have be divorced for 61/2 years. I am 65 and he is also 65. He will be 66 this month. Do I have to wait until he retires or can I start drawing it now. Thank you.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I am working two days a week now. I started drawing ss in April. I do not know if he has retired but was told I could draw off of him since we were married 40 years and he is the one who wanted the divorce.

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emc011075

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I have been receiving my retirement from a county agency

I have been receiving my retirement from a county agency since 2000 and at 66 have just started receiving my social security benefits. I have worked for 16 years paying full time into social security plus part time before that and i under stand because i worked for a government agency i will not get the full amount i am eligible for. The amount is $777.00 and i am getting $333.00 approx amount. my wife has been working full time paying into social security and is retired receiving $1400 a month in benefits, of course i feel i should be receiving my full amount however i am being told that i should be able to draw from my spouses and receive more money any help would be appreciated. thank you Jim Mckeever

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Lane

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I'm in the process of a divorce and I know I will pay taxes

I'm in the process of a divorce and I know I will pay taxes on spousal support but do I need to pay in to social security also so that I will qualify for medicare or am I covered under my ex husband's social security if I dont remarry by the time I qualify?JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: No, I think that's it.

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