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I am a retired federal CSRS annuitant. I am also a retired
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I'm 75, retired teacher; I don't get SS benefits I draw STRS, CA...My wife will begin drawing SS benefits starting in Sept., 2019........I have it set up that my wife will get my pension from teachers… read more
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I am a retired federal employee under CSRS. I have earned over 40 quarters under Social Security. Can my wife draw on my SS benefits now before reaching full retirement years and then draw on her SS a… read more
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I am 67, a retired Postal Worker, and do not receive Social Security benefits. I only have 30 quarters of Social Security credits. My wife, age 60, will be retiring in two years. She is eligible for S… read more
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My wife has 36 quarters paid into SS. She wants to get to 40,
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