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My wife is 73 and did not know about spousal benefits until

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recently. She filed and was...
My wife is 73 and did not know about spousal benefits until recently. She filed and was awarded spousal benefits retroactively to 6 months ago. Is there any way she can collect this benefit retroactively to age 65 when she started drawing ssa benefits on her own record. I am the same age and started getting my benefits 1 month before she did. Our local SSA office will not answer the question.
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Hi. My name's Lane. I can help you here

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I'm so sorry, but the retroactive benefit limit IS for six months.

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The only time Social Security will pay a benefit retroactively for longer than that is when there has been a disability claim (which can take YEARS to settle) and those ARE paid retroactively back to the original claim date.

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You can read more about the six month limit here:

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https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home%2Fhandbook/handbook.15/handbook-1513.html

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Again, I'm so sorry to be the messenger here (please don't shoot the messenger)

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I hope you’ll rate me (using those stars, or faces on your screen, by clicking submit) based on thoroughness and accuracy, rather than any good news / bad news content. Otherwise I’m working for no crediting at all here.

Thank you!

Lane

I have a law degree, (Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986

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