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At 66 I filed and suspended. My wife filed for spousal

At 66 I filed...

At 66 I filed and suspended. My wife filed for spousal payments.

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I am now 69 and want to collect social security. Can my wife still collect spousal payments until she is 70?

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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Yes, you can apply for your own benefits and yes she can keep spousal until 70. As long as you are married she is eligible for spousal benefits, regardless what you decide to do with your own.

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My wife is also 69. So what you are saying she can continue spousal payments and let her SS grow till she reaches 70.

That's correct.

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