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Because she applied at 62, she will not qualify for 50% your benefits, only for about 35%. Because she is 69 already, if she switch now, her benefits will increase by about 8% by the age of 70.
What I means was to switch to spousal and allow her own to grow. No, she cannot retroactively change the benefits. When she applied at 62, she permanently reduced her benefits. That's the penalty for applying early. And even if it was possible, she would have to repay all her benefits she received for the last 7 years.
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