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I've started taking my social security benefits. Whooppee!
I've started taking my social security benefits. Whooppee! But I've just heard the most astounding news... I can hardly believe this is true: I'm 66, and my wife Priscilla is 62 [not yet taking her ow… read more
ALEX O
ALEX O
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I am 68 and collect SS. My wife is 63 still working and not
I am 68 and collect SS. My wife is 63 still working and not collecting ss. I understand she can qualify to collect half the value of my monthly ss. Is that true and if so how do we apply for that? tha… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
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I am 68 still working full time and not on Social Security.
I am 68 still working full time and not on Social Security. My wife is 63 and not working. Can she take social security now and when I start my social security at age 70, can she switch to getting hal… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, MBA, CFP, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
21,505 satisfied customers
Both my wife and I are receiving our monthly SS checks. I
Both my wife and I are receiving our monthly SS checks. I visited with a relative and we discussed our retirement. He and his wife are older and he mentioned that his wife received one-half the amount… read more
emc011075
emc011075
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My wife is 67 yrs old and has been collecting so. My wife is
my wife is 67 yrs old and has been collecting ss since 62. I will be 66 in July and also have been collecting ss since age 62. Her rate is approximately 400 per month . Mine is approximately 1500 per month. I have recently been told by friend that she could have been receiving an amount equivalent to half of my benefit. Is this true, and how do I get info about this. Dave … read more
PhillipsEsq.
PhillipsEsq.
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JD
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I Wii turn 70 in 2019 oct 7th. I have not started Social
I Wii turn 70 in 2019 oct 7th. I have not started Social Security as yet. My wife turned 62 yrs old. She will not start SS benfits until full retirtment at 66 yrs. old. IfI die be for her will she rec… read more
emc011075
emc011075
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Bachelor's Degree
6,926 satisfied customers
I am single, 63 years old, working full time and not
I am single, 63 years old, working full time and not receiving any retirements yet. My question is- is my unmarried ex-spouse of over 10 years entitled to receive half of my monthk … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,323 satisfied customers
I and my husband have been married for over 20yrs..He
I and my husband have been married for over 20yrs..He applied for SS last yr at age 65, he is still and has been working full time. His income did not surpass the wages he was allowed to earen in 1917… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
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I have an ex husband of whom I was married for 15 years. He
Hi. I have an ex husband of whom I was married for 15 years. He is 92 and still alive. I am 68 and collect my own ss. Can I collect half of his benefits at any time soon? … read more
Courtney Davis
Courtney Davis
Master's of Business Administration
2 satisfied customers
My wife turned 62 and wants to take early retirement. Her
My wife turned 62 and wants to take early retirement. Her reduced amount at 62 is $703/mo per her SSI Statement. Does she qualify for Spousal benefit against my retirement benefit instead (1/2 of what… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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Juris Doctor
3,071 satisfied customers
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
retirementlawyer
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Doctoral Degree
1,612 satisfied customers
I have been receiving ss benefits since age 62; I am now
I have been receiving ss benefits since age 62; I am now over 67. My wife is still currently employed and is age 62. Is she currently eligible to receive some type of benefit, just because I am receiv… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
6,926 satisfied customers
I am 63, my wife is house wife at 59 yrs old. we plan to
I am 63, my wife is house wife at 59 yrs old. we plan to divorce, can she get spouse benefit ? later on I marry again , my new wife will qualify a spouse benefit ?… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
6,926 satisfied customers
I have been told that because I am over 62 and have children
I have been told that because I am over 62 and have children under the age of 18 I am eligible to collect a social security benefit. I am not retired and do not plan to retire until Dec. 31, 2022, whe… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
17,323 satisfied customers
I am 57 yrs old. i was just put on social security
i am 57 yrs old. i was just put on social security disbiliity. my ex makes more money than i. the SS told me that I can not collect her bennifits until i am 62 and retire is this true?… read more
Megan C
Megan C
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Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
I'm 68 yrs old and my wife is 67. I've been drawing social
I'm 68 yrs old and my wife is 67. I've been drawing social security for 2 yrs since I reached 66 yrs old and was eligible for my full benefit amount. My wife has also worked for more than 30 years and… read more
Alexander Haraczka
Alexander Haraczka
Bachelor's
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I am 67, a retired Postal Worker, and do not receive Social
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
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
I am 68, and have been collecting benefits for two years. My
I am 68, and have been collecting benefits for two years. My wife is 60. If she applies for benefits based on her work at age 62, does that preclude her from claiming my higher benefit level if I pre-… read more
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retirementlawyer
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