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If i am legally separated when is it best to apply for
If i am legally separated when is it best to apply for social security? Half of his benefit will be more than my own. We are both 61. alimony will be about 2000.00, as long as he is still working.His … read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
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I am approaching my full SS retirement age but plan to keep
I am approaching my full SS retirement age but plan to keep working for another year or two. My wife is 62 and plans on retiring when she reaches Medicare age 65. She should receive around 1,100 a mon… read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
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My question pertains to Social Security Benefits and whether
Hello, my question pertains to Social Security Benefits and whether the recent changes in the laws still permits me to do the following. I am 66, my spouse is 61. I would like to delay my benefit star… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,332 satisfied customers
My wife started collecting social security at 63 based on her
My wife started collecting social security at 63 based on her own earnings. The amount came out to 700.00. I'm 62 and always paid maximum social security tax. My estimate at 66 from social security is… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
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I am 62.5 / Earned about $20,000, Wife makes about 65K ...
I am 62.5 / Earned about $20,000, Wife makes about 65K ... She is 37 years old We have a 8 year old and 9 year old. Do I apply now? We could use the money now! I do not have life insurance, We do have… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 satisfied customers
I have a client who is 67 and claimed his Social Security at
I have a client who is 67 and claimed his Social Security at full retirement age (66). His spouse is 65 and wishes to claim a spousal benefit while 'restricting' and letter her own benefit grow till 7… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 satisfied customers
I am 72 & only started taking my SS at maximum age 66. My
I am 72 & only started taking my SS at maximum age 66. My wife worked for a city in California & has a disability retirement & started claiming SS @ 62. She is now 69. Can she claim under my benifit? … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 satisfied customers
I need information on the new rules and Suspend and
I need information on the new rules for File and Suspend and Restricted filing. I am 68 and have not yet filed for benefits. My wife will be 66 in Sept 2016. Can we take advantage of either program?… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 satisfied customers
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
I am 67 and my wife is 65. I have not yet filed security
I am 67 and my wife is 65. I have not yet filed for Social security Benefits, my wife filed for her benefits at 62. My wife has now been on benefit for 32 months. Can my wife stop taking benefits now?… 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.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,661 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
31,699 satisfied customers
My wife just turned 62. According to our SS statements she
My wife just turned 62. According to our SS statements she is eligible for about 33% of what I, her husband, am eligible. Does it make sesne for her to take her discounted amount at 62 and then conver… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,587 satisfied customers
My wife applied for SS spousal benefits beginning after her
My wife applied for SS spousal benefits beginning after her 66 birthday in July. She began collecting on her own SS earnings at 62. We expected she would receive 1/2 of what I would receive at age 66 … read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,587 satisfied customers
Question: Next Year I will be 66 and my wife will be 62. I
Question: Next Year I will be 66 and my wife will be 62. I would like to understand if the following scenario is possible: My wife will start claming SS benefits at 62. I will start claiming 50% of he… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,587 satisfied customers
Im 74, retired, and on SS since I was 62. My wife, Laura,
I'm 74, retired, and on SS since I was 62. My wife, Laura, is 62, still working, and not on SS. We're trying to decide whether Laura should: (1) wait till she's 66 before taking any form of SS; or (2)… read more
dylatess
dylatess
ATTORNEY
JD
3,490 satisfied customers
Husband and wife both born in 1948. Retirement age is 66.
Husband and wife both born in 1948. Retirement age is 66. If husband defers at 66 and waits till 70 to take ss his benefit goes up by 8% a year. If wife takes ss at age 66 she gets benefit based upon … read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,332 satisfied customers
My wife is 18 months older than me and begin collecting 588
My wife is 18 months older than me and begin collecting 588 a month last year at her 62nd birthday. I plan to work till 66 or even 70 and should collect the maximum as my income has exceeded 200,000 a… read more
Loren
Loren
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