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I want to know when the best time to apply for SS benefits
I want to know when the best time to apply for SS benefits for my wife, who is 64 (DOB 6/17/52). If she was to wait until 66 she would earn about $800. I am 63 (DOB 12/25/53) and would earn about $2,9… read more
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I am a surviving widow, more than 60 years old as of October
I am a surviving widow, more than 60 years old as of October 2015. I remarried in November of 2015. I am currently working. My plan is to work through May of 2017 and apply for widow's/survivor benefi… read more
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I will be 66 on 6/12/2016, and retiring from work 7/29/2016.
I will be 66 on 6/12/2016, and retiring from work 7/29/2016. My wife will be 64 on 6/2/2016. She will leave work 7/29/2016 but will not file for social security until age 66. Can she get the spousal b… read more
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I am 65 years old DOB 4/5/1951. My wife is 66 years old, DOB
I am 65 years old DOB 4/5/1951. My wife is 66 years old, DOB 6/17/49. She began collecting social security benefits 1/2016. I would like to start collecting spousal benefits, so I can wait until I'm 7… read more
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I will be 66 June 12, 16 and will retire July 29, 16 starting
I will be 66 June 12, 16 and will retire July 29, 16 starting my social security benefits. New laws have caused concern about my wife collecting on my SS until she reaches full retirement at 70. Can s… read more
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I am 78 and receiving social security benefits. My wife is
I am 78 and receiving social security benefits. My wife is 64 born 3/4/52 and has not applied for SS benefits. How can we take advantage of the "file and suspend" strategy? She is working and has soci… read more
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I am 67 and currently am not taking social security benefits.
I am 67 and currently am not taking social security benefits. If I applied today I would receive $2609 At age 70 I would receive $3189. My wife doesn't turn 66 (FRAN) until this coming Sept 2016. She … read more
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I am 66 and drawing SS ($1913/mo). My wife turns 65 in April
I am 66 and drawing SS ($1913/mo). My wife turns 65 in April and is projected for around $1100/mo. It seems the new law might impact our ability to maximize our SS. Is there something we can do before… read more
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There is lots of news about "file and suspend" and spousal
There is lots of news about "file and suspend" and spousal benefits (apparently changing April 30, 2016). My wife is almost 67 (March 1949) and I am 64 (September 1951). We both have worked for more t… read more
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In light of the recently changed law, I am confused about
In light of the recently changed law, I am confused about the impact on my wife (Petra) and me (Matt). Matt's DOB: Jan 11, 1947 (currently age 69) Petra's DOB: Aug 3, 1950 (currently age 65) In Jan 20… read more
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Is there a need to apply before April of 2016 because of
Is there a need to apply for ss before April of 2016 because of some new rules coming in April?… read more
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I was born 5-7-1949 and my wife 3/5/1951--we would like to
I was born 5-7-1949 and my wife 3/5/1951--we would like to file and suspend and then draw a spousal benefit from each others account--I know some changes are coming --can we still do this and would it… read more
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I am 68 years old, still working, and not receiving Social
I am 68 years old, still working, and not receiving Social Security benefits. I want to wait until I am 70 to maximize the benefit. My wife's job was eliminated last year, and she is not currently wor… read more
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I am 15 years older than my wife. She will be retiring in
I am 15 years older than my wife. She will be retiring in the next few months at age 62. We do not need her income to live on but I want to maximize her income after I am gone. I am looking at her app… read more
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I turn 66 on Dec 11 2014. My wife turns 66 on May 5 2016.
I turn 66 on Dec 11 2014. My wife turns 66 on May 5 2016. My FRA SS benefit is 2,300. Hers is 1,300. I want to file and suspend (Dec 11 or sooner ?) to allow her to claim a sousal benefit. Does he hav… read more
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should a wife get her 50% at age 66 of husbands social security
should a wife get her 50% at age 66 of husband's social security that is waiting till age 70 for his 8% increase could she get it at age 65? reduced?… read more
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I am 65 and will not retire for many years. My wife is 63 and
I am 65 and will not retire for many years. My wife is 63 and earns much less than me. Our basic plan is for me to wait to draw until 70 under my account, and for her to draw half of my benefit then. … read more
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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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