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My husband who was 66 on 2/21/2017 got his social security

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My husband who was 66 on 2/21/2017 got his social security in January of 2017. I am older, 69 years old and will be 70 on 6/24/2018, and I filed and suspended my benefits on 3/15/16 to build delayed retirement credits. Can I get spousal benefits or will this interfere with what I will get when I turn 70?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I am not sure what you mean but I have done nothing more and he gets his ss each month.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Congress changed the law on this recently. Spouses can no longer do both (collect spousal benefits AND suspend their own for growth). So you can not collect the spousal benefit while your benefit is suspended. See:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/claiming.html

Also see: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-74; November 2, 2015).

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Gerald

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