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Hi from Just Answer. I'm PDtax, and I know what that newsletter publisher is referring to.
The maximum spousal benefit for 2015 is 50% of that ($2,663) maximum, which was $1,332. The benefit they are referring to is a spousal benefit under file and suspend. That filing options allows a high earning spouse to file for benefits, then suspend collecting, to create a spousal benefit of up to 50% of (his) benefit.
If your scenario suggests filing this way, you have until April 30, 2016 to do so.
The newsletter publisher is carefully not specific about their claims, so that you might purchase their newsletter.
Thanks for asking at Just Answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'm PDtax.
"I want to file and suspend" might be the quote.