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If my wife takes her Soc Sec benefit early at age 62, and i
If my wife takes her Soc Sec benefit early at age 62, and i wait until full retirement or later, will she get my full Soc Sec benefit if i should die during this time? … read more
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I am waiting until I'm 70 to start taking SS payments. My
I am waiting until I'm 70 to start taking SS payments. My wife can receive half of my SS payments since mine will be higher. Questions: … read more
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Question about a 63 yr old spouse switching from spousal
question about a 63 yr old spouse switching from spousal benefits to survivor benefits. spouse will be 71 with max DRC. Age 71 spouse wants to make sure 63 yr old wife can get 100% benefit ( inc DRC) … read more
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Spousal benefits. I am drawing full retirement benefits. My
I am drawing full retirement benefits. My wife will be age 62 this year and has no earnings record. I understand she can apply for reduced spousal benefits when 62 . But, when I die, can she then opt for my SSA benefit? Or, is she forever stuck with the reduced benefit? … read more
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My wife is 62 and has filed for early social security
Second opinion] My wife is 62 and has filed for early social security retirement benefits. I am 66, and currently receiving full social security benefits. If I die, can my wife s … read more
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What % of my monthly Social Security benefit would my
What % of my monthly Social Security benefit would my surviving spouse receive? I am trying to decide to begin SS payments at 66 or wait until 70 if added amount my surviving spouse would receive is e… read more
Lane
Lane
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If my wife files for her own retirement benefits before
Hello. If my wife files for her own retirement benefits before reaching FRA, will she be penalized later when she switches to her spousal benefits when I file for my retirement benefits after reaching… read more
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If a spouse dies and the deceased spouse ss has been
If a spouse dies and the deceased spouse ss has been activated and the others has not, can the surviving spouse collect the ss of the deceased until 70 when they then activate their own ss? They make … read more
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I plan on taking SS payments at 62. I realize that will
I plan on taking SS payments at 62. I realize that will result in reduced benefits for me. I have been the the larger wage earner. My wife is 63. What are the benefits if she waits until 66 to start r… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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If my wife starts taking her social security March 2016 (at
If my wife starts taking her social security March 2016 (at age 62) and I die 5 years later (she would be 67 and past her FRA) can she switch to taking survivor benefits and receive 100% of my benefit… read more
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Husband already retired Wife age is 61 Been marry 24 years
Husband already retired Wife age is 61 Been marry 24 years At 62 elect to take SSbenifits She has over 35 years working If she take benifits at 62 base on her record, when husband pass away. can she r… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
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Husband is Age 66 and Spouse is Age 62.... Husband will File
Husband is Age 66 and Spouse is Age 62.... Husband will File and restrict, so he can defer taking his social security until age 70. Can the Spouse take her Social Security at Age 62 (now).... Then sto… read more
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Wife began taking reduced retirement social security benefit
Wife began taking reduced retirement social security benefit at 62. As significantly higher income earner I plan to "file and suspend" at 66 and receive benefits at 70. For my wife to maximize spousal… read more
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Do a spouses own earnings reduce her spouse's benefit if she
Do a spouses own earnings reduce her spouse's benefit if she takes the spouse's benefit before her FRA. For example. Husband files and suspends at FRA; wife three years younger files for spousal benef… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
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I am 68, and have been collecting benefits for two years. My
I am 68, and have been collecting benefits for two years. My wife is 60. If she applies for benefits based on her work at age 62, does that preclude her from claiming my higher benefit level if I pre-… read more
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retirementlawyer
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I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work
I am a male. By birth date is 04/23/1945. I expect to work to age 70. My current estimated SS at age is $2,617, and at age 70 is $3,329. I will earn about $225,000 per year until age 70. My spouse's b… read more
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Question about how spousal benefits are deternmined in the
Question about how spousal benefits are deternmined in the foillowing senerio. I am full retirement age (66) and my wife is 64. If I do a file and suspend so she can get spousal benefits does her bene… read more
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retirementlawyer
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My wife begins collecting social security on Dec 1, 2011, she
My wife begins collecting social security on Dec 1, 2011, she turns 65 on Nov 7, 2011. I am 61 and will not be 62 until August 2012. My social Security will be almost double my wife's. If I die before… read more
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