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My wife passed away on sept. 30th 2015 at the age of 59. she
my wife passed away on sept. 30th 2015 at the age of 59. she was born on 06/27/1956 am i able to collect her ssi … read more
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both spouses retired collecting ss benefits. the hubby is collecting off of his wife due to her higher salary. am i able to collect off of my spouses and is he allowed to collect from his own earned s… read more
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Lane
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I'm considering starting my social security this October. I
I'm considering starting my social security this October. I will be 65. My wife is 63. Our understanding is that she can qualify for up to 50% of my benefits. If she did qualify, when could she start … read more
Lev
Lev
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When did it become effective that if both members of a
When did it become effective that if both members of a couple that claim benefits on their own work history, then the lower earner may still get spousal benefits that are 50% of the higher earner? Has… read more
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Lev
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My first husband died at 46 yoa, we were married for 24
My first husband died at 46 yoa, we were married for 24 years. I received a $215 death benefit. I remarried 5 years after his death and was married 11 years. The 2nd husband is still alive and receive… read more
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Tax.appeal.168
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I am 62 low earner, my wife is 65 high earner, can I collect
I am 62 low earner, my wife is 65 high earner, can I collect spousal benefits and let my benefit keep growing? Thanks Mark… read more
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Barbara
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I am 63 years old and receive Social Security Disability
I am 63 years old and receive Social Security Disability Payments (currently $2,606 per month). My wife is also not in good health and has decided to take Social Security when she turns 62 next year. … read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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My wife 62 who has enough credits to apply security
My wife 62 who has enough credits to apply for social security benefits(but who hasn't work for 28years home maker) would like to take her benefits now and when I become eligible (which I intend to ap… read more
PDtax
PDtax
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I am 66 and receiving full social security benefits. My
I am 66 and receiving full social security benefits. My husband is 63, retired, receiving a retirement benefit from work and has not applied for his social security benefit. He would like to defer his… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
I will be 66 in November, my wife will be 61 in February. My
I will be 66 in November, my wife will be 61 in February. My current monthly benefit would be at 66 $2,591, at 70 $3,492. My wife's monthly benefit would be at 62 $995, at 66 $1,383 and at 70 $1,842. … read more
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PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
6,010 satisfied customers
And Good day to you all. I hope you can help me make
Hello, and Good day to you all. I hope you can help me make heads or tails out of our situation. I will first give you the basics. I am a married 59 y old woman, with a 58 y old husband. We have a dis… read more
dylatess
dylatess
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JD
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Spouse retiring in July 2015 - at 66. Full retirement age
Spouse retiring in July 2015 - at 66. Full retirement age for soc sec. Has pension from state after working at University for 47 years. Has earned less than me but can live on pension without taking s… read more
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PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
6,010 satisfied customers
My wife started claiming her monthly SS benefits when she reached
My wife started claiming her monthly SS benefits when she reached FRA of 66. I am now 68 and it seems beneficial to me to claim spousal benefits now and then switch to my own benefit later. If I do th… read more
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Mybenefits511.com claims to increase social security benefits
mybenefits511.com touts a methodology for a social security recipient increasing his or her monthly benefits by up to $1,000. Are you familiar with such methodology and is it plausable? Thank you for … read more
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I will be FRA (66) in two weeks, my wife will be 63 in May
I will be FRA (66) in two weeks, my wife will be 63 in May 2013. Can I then "apply & suspend" (accruing benefits until 70) and receive 50% of my wife's benefits should she apply for her benefits @ age… read more
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PhillipsEsq.
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After 30 years of marriage my husband and I divorced. At age
After 30 years of marriage my husband and I divorced. At age 63 I remarried am I entittled to my first husband's social security benifits. I currently draw social security on my wages.… read more
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Megan C
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I am trying to put my financial affairs in order,for my wife,
I am trying to put my financial affairs in order,for my wife, in the event of my death. I know of a lot of husbands who have died and left their wives in a mess. I am 72 and currently drawing S S. My … read more
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dylatess
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I am 62 and plan to claim social security benefits at 70. My
I am 62 and plan to claim social security benefits at 70. My wife is 65 and claimed SS benefits at 63 on her own account. I am the high earner between us, and she had planned to switch to a spousal cl… read more
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