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What % of my monthly Social Security benefit would my
What % of my monthly Social Security benefit would my surviving spouse receive? I am trying to decide to begin SS payments at 66 or wait until 70 if added amount my surviving spouse would receive is e… read more
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Lane
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I am retiring in 90 days (age 64) but holding off taking SS
I am retiring in 90 days (age 64) but holding off taking SS until 66. My wife is a retired teach 2 years younger than I am. We plan on living off of her retirement and 401K income until I start taking… read more
Lev
Lev
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I' and have been receiving ss since 62. my wife is 63 and
i' 69 and have been receiving ss since 62. my wife is 63 and about to retire. i under stand that a spousal benefit is available from ss. This benefit would be half of mine, about 1000 dollars. At 66(f… read more
retirementlawyer
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My husband retired early at 62. I was the primary earner and
My husband retired early at 62. I was the primary earner and he was the secondary. I retired at6 66. Do his benefits increase when I retired?… read more
Lane
Lane
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Doctoral Degree
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I started receiving SS 5 yrs ago. My ex husband was not retired
I started receiving SS 5 yrs ago. My ex husband was not retired yet. Can I still qualify to receive some of those benefits now that he is receiving his ss.… read more
Lane
Lane
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I am 62 and getting SSDI. My wife turns 62 in October. Her
I am 62 and getting SSDI. My wife turns 62 in October. Her benefit would be $2,038 taking it this year. Is there any other benefit she could get? Can we use that file and extend thing? If she waits to… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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There is lots of news about "file and suspend" and spousal
There is lots of news about "file and suspend" and spousal benefits (apparently changing April 30, 2016). My wife is almost 67 (March 1949) and I am 64 (September 1951). We both have worked for more t… read more
PhillipsEsq.
PhillipsEsq.
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JD
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My wife is 68, retired and began taking her very modest SS
My wife is 68, retired and began taking her very modest SS benefits at 62. I am 65, still working, and contemplating retirement later this year when I turn 66. Can I then file for restricted SS benefi… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 satisfied customers
My wife turns 62 4/4/2016, I was 62 11/18/2015. She receives
My wife turns 62 4/4/2016, I was 62 11/18/2015. She receives a paycheck from my business, but I thought she could begin collecting benefits at 62 and I could reduce the paycheck to $1,300/month so it … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
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Wife filed own retirement benefits at age 62, receiving a
Wife filed for her own retirement benefits at age 62, receiving a reduced benefit amount. If she suspends her own benefits at her Full Retirement Age (66) then claims Spousal Benefits from her husband… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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Husband is Age 66 and Spouse is Age 62.... Husband will File
Husband is Age 66 and Spouse is Age 62.... Husband will File and restrict, so he can defer taking his social security until age 70. Can the Spouse take her Social Security at Age 62 (now).... Then sto… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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I am 65 my wife is 55 and not currently working, I started
I am 65 my wife is 55 and not currently working, I started collecting SS at 63. I am looking at the option to suspend at 66 (start-stop-start) and restart later and have a few questions: 1) Do I have … read more
ShawnA
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Wife began taking reduced retirement social security benefit
Wife began taking reduced retirement social security benefit at 62. As significantly higher income earner I plan to "file and suspend" at 66 and receive benefits at 70. For my wife to maximize spousal… read more
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My DOB is 1/46, I claimed SS when I was 66, at full retirement
My DOB is 1/46, I claimed SS when I was 66, at full retirement age, and receive $2,302 monthly. My spouse DOB is 11/44, and she claimed benefits at age 62, her earliest possible date, and she receives… read more
R. Klein, EA
R. Klein, EA
Accountant
Master's Degree
334 satisfied customers
I turn 66 on Dec 11 2014. My wife turns 66 on May 5 2016.
I turn 66 on Dec 11 2014. My wife turns 66 on May 5 2016. My FRA SS benefit is 2,300. Hers is 1,300. I want to file and suspend (Dec 11 or sooner ?) to allow her to claim a sousal benefit. Does he hav… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
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Doctoral Degree
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I am 62. My wife is turning 66 in March of 2013. We have
I am 62. My wife is turning 66 in March of 2013. We have called and asked SS about using a spousal benefit where my wife would file on my SS and get, I believe I am reading, 1/2 of my benefit and by d… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,606 satisfied customers
I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work
I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work to age 70. My current estimated SS at age is $2,617, and at age 70 is $3,329. I will earn about $225,000 per year until age 70. My spouse's b… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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I am nearing full retirement age of 66. My wife is five years
I am nearing full retirement age of 66. My wife is five years younger, but she has not worked enough to qualify for social security on her own. However, I have learned that when I reach full retiremen… read more
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Loren
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