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I am tryiing to figure out if my wife who is 65 (I turn 65
I am tryiing to figure out if my wife who is 65 (I turn 65 in November) should take her ss benefit now? … read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
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My wife took an early retirement at 62, using her own SS
My wife took an early retirement at 62, using her own SS benefit and is receiving her reduced SS amount. Now I am applying for my SS benefit which is much higher. Can she switch to full 50% of my bene… read more
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Christopher B, Esq.
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I am 78 and started my SS benefits at 70 and it is now
I am 78 and started my SS benefits at 70 and it is now $3,072 mo. My wife was born 1/11/54. Based on my benefit, how much would her benefits be if she started taking SS : (1) 6/1/17 or (2) 3/1/19, Tha… read more
Stephen G.
Stephen G.
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Ref maximizing my Social Security benefits. My birthday is
Ref maximizing my Social Security benefits. My birthday is ***** My wife's birthday is ***** We have not filed for SS benefits yet. As of today, I have reached my full retirement age (66). My wife wil… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, MBA, CFP, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
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I am 67 and just filed and suspended my ss as I am still
I am 67 and just filed and suspended my ss as I am still working and don't need ss yet, My wife who is 65 tried to file and restrict and to claim spousal benefits which is what I was informed is the p… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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I am 65 (to be 66 this Aug), retired and have NOT filed. My
I am 65 (to be 66 this Aug), retired and have NOT filed for SS. My wife is 64 (will be 66 in Jul, 2017), still working and also has NOT filed for SS. Our plan WAS for her to retire at 66, both file an… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
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I am 67 and full time employed. I plan to work past age 70.
I am 67 and full time employed. I plan to work past age 70. My wife is 63 and full time employed and is planning to work until age 65. Can I "File and Suspend" and my wife receive spousal benefits?… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,724 satisfied customers
Can my wife collect discounted benefits on her 63rd birthday
Can my wife collect discounted benefits on her 63rd birthday Feb 2016, then at Feb 2019 (FRA) switch to spousal benefits right after I file for the 1st time at age 67 and suspend?… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,724 satisfied customers
I am currently drawing SS at the rate of 1400.00 per month.
I am currently drawing SS at the rate of 1400.00 per month. My wife is now 62 and wants to draw early benefits, but would only receive $460.00. Is there a way for her to file that would get her higher… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,724 satisfied customers
I'm a 70 yr old male with prostate cancer. I have about
I'm a 70 yr old male with prostate cancer. I have about 225,000. in my 401K and 50K in my roth IRA My wife is 58 yrs old in good health. When i die will she be able to get my SS. -- she still works an… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,724 satisfied customers
I will retire in 2 years at age 66. My wife will be 64. What
I will retire in 2 years at age 66. My wife will be 64. What is the best way for us to max out our social security payouts?… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
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I'm 66 now. Do I have to have applied Benefits and deferre
I'm 66 now. Do I have to have applied for SS Benefits and deferred already to begin to claim spousal benefit from my wife's SS when she turns 66? I plan to defer until I'm 70. How do I apply for benef… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
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My wife is 66 and retired; i am 60 and the higher earner, still
My wife is 66 and retired; i am 60 and the higher earner, still working. She started receiving SS benefits on her own record at age 64. When I reach my FRA can i file and suspend, and get spousal bene… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
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Can a spouse get a higher benefit by claiming to be dependent
Can a spouse get a higher benefit by claiming to be dependent on the higher wage earner than by continuing to take her own benefit. If so, what is the calculation? My benefit is about $2180 and my wif… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,724 satisfied customers
I am 64. My wife 66. We both work full time.......however
I am 64. My wife 66. We both work full time.......however she wants to retire 07/31/2015 when I will become Medicare age. Can she and should she be drawing on my social security benefits now or after … read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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My wife is 64 (3/9/50) and has been diagnosed with PSP/FTD
My wife is 64 (3/9/50) and has been diagnosed with PSP/FTD (~3-5 year life expectancy), which I believe fall under SS Compassionate Allowance. SS estimates her age 63 benefit @785/month; her FRA (66) … read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
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My Wife and I are both 59 years old. She plans to file for
My Wife and I are both 59 years old. She plans to file for SS at age 62 in 12/2016. I plan to continue to work and file at age 66 in 07/2020. Recently, I've heard of a filing strategy called "FAASF." … read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
5,768 satisfied customers
If my low income wife claims early SS benefits at age 62, her
If my low income wife claims early SS benefits at age 62, her benefit is calculated to be about $750/mo (based upon $1,000/mo at age 66 less 25%). My benfit at full retirement age is $2,400/mo. Can my… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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