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My wife is trying to decide if she should draw her SS or
my wife is trying to decide if she should draw her SS or wait until i retire in a few years ? we are both 63. if she draws now it will be approximately $420.00 will she get approximately half of mine … read more
Lev
Lev
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My husband is 67 and is ready to collect full SS benefits
My husband is 67 and is ready to collect full SS benefits now. His benefit will be much higher than mine. I am 63. I realize my benefits will be paid first, the a portion of his "up to half".Does this… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
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When my signed up for her ss, it was close tp one half of
When my signed up for her ss, it was close tp one half of mine, so they told her to take her own. Now we see a disparity in what she receives versus half of mine. Can she change? … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
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My ex wife is 75, single we were married for 13+ years. Her
My ex wife is 75, single we were married for 13+ years. Her benefit is much lessthan mine, can she draw my amount? She meets allof the criteria that I read on your page disussing this. … read more
Lev
Lev
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39,385 satisfied customers
Can my wife draw benefits from my social security instead of
Can my wife draw benefits from my social security instead of mine if mine is more than twice as much as her own? … read more
Lev
Lev
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39,385 satisfied customers
A couple of questions: My wife already takes SS and I was
My wife already takes SS and I was wondering if she would be eligible for half of mine when I turn 66. She will already be 66. Also, if I pass away, will she be entitled to any of mine as a survivor … read more
Lev
Lev
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39,385 satisfied customers
My wife passed away two years ago. I applied for Survivors
My wife passed away two years ago. I applied for Survivors Benefit but was only awarded a fraction of her monthly benefit.The website says survivors receive 100% od the deceased amount … read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
39,385 satisfied customers
I started receiving my SS benefits at my FRA in March and my
Hello I started receiving my SS benefits at my FRA in March and my wife how is not eligible based credits rule wants to get her spousal benefit at her FRA in December. No problem getting 50% of mine r… read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
39,385 satisfied customers
Am I able to collect SS benefits from my deceased spouse
Am I able to collect SS benefits from my deceased spouse even though I collect SS under my own work record? Is it true a widow may collect both? … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
19,009 satisfied customers
I understand if your wife starts drawing her ss benifits
i understand if your wife starts drawing her ss benifits early and draws half of mine because it is more, at 70 she can than start drawing on hers. … read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
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My wife and I were both born in 1925 - she on 11/26 and I on
My wife and I were both born in 1925 - she on 11/26 and I on 6/13. She retired on her own SS about 2 years before me. At that time I was told she had to remain on her own instead of half of mine. Now … read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
39,385 satisfied customers
Both my wife and I are currently receiving retirement
Both my wife and I are currently receiving retirement benefits. She started receiving benefits at age 62 in 2011, I started receiving benefits at 64 in 2014. My wife's benefit is less than half of min… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
6,037 satisfied customers
A pal said that when I start collecting SS my wife will get
A pal said that when I start collecting SS my wife will get an amount equal to 1/2 of my monthly payments. She is already collecting and at a lower rate so that would be good news if true. Is this cor… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
6,037 satisfied customers
I am now drawing my social security my wife is also drawing
I am now drawing my social security my wife is also drawing hers . Her benifit is greater than mine can I draw on her benifit to receive a larger ammount… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,849 satisfied customers
I have been informed that my spouse is entitled to receive
I have been informed that my spouse is entitled to receive at least the equivalent of one half of my Social Security payment each month? If that is correct, how do we get her payment corrected and is … read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
19,009 satisfied customers
Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife
Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife is 62 can she start drawing SS today, and i am 68 can I apply a restricted application for spousal benefits, leaving my credits to grow to … read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
39,385 satisfied customers
My wife worked and started her social security at age 62,
My wife worked and started her social security at age 62, and receives less than 50%of my social security. My sister-in-law didn't work and gets 50% of her spouse's social security and is more than my… read more
dylatess
dylatess
ATTORNEY
JD
5,268 satisfied customers
when i start my social security, mine is greater than my wife
when i start my social security, mine is greater than my wife (she started her checks at 62) i will be 66. my question is; will her check be increased to half of mine?? is this done by social security… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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