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I'm 64 and my wife is 61. I'm thinking of retiring at 66 1/2
I'm 64 and my wife is 61 . I'm thinking of retiring at 66 1/2 - full benefits - $ 2,850 per month SS benefits . My understanding is that my wife could also file at that time and collect 50% of my bene… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
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I just turned 62 and have decided to wait until I reach full
I just turned 62 and have decided to wait until I reach full retirement age to draw my benefits. My wife will be 62 in October. Assume that we are both alive If she begins to draw on SS will that impa… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
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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
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
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I am currently 62 and I will be applying for social security
I am currently 62 and I will be applying for social security retirement. I was told that once I start social security my wife (age 65) can draw an amount of half of my retirement and continue to build… read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
41,334 satisfied customers
My wife is a few credits short of qualifying for her own SS
My wife is a few credits short of qualifying for her own SS check. She never really had any earning to speak of and now she's 59. I'm 61. If I delay to Age 70 to start my SS, when should my wife start… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
29,098 satisfied customers
My question pertains to Social Security Benefits and whether
Hello, my question pertains to Social Security Benefits and whether the recent changes in the laws still permits me to do the following. I am 66, my spouse is 61. I would like to delay my benefit star… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,379 satisfied customers
My wife is about to retire from teaching. She will be receiving
My wife is about to retire from teaching. She will be receiving retirement from the teachers retirement fund. Can she still draw her spousal benefits? If so, Can she begin drawing at 62, even though I… read more
Lev
Lev
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Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
41,334 satisfied customers
I am 67 years old. My wife is 61. I am working full time
I am 67 years old. My wife is 61. I am working full time and my wife is working full time. We each earn more than the social security maximum. I plan on working until age 70. I am not drawing social s… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
29,098 satisfied customers
My wife died 8/9/15 at age 65. At age 62 she began drawing
My wife died 8/9/15 at age 65. At age 62 she began drawing her social security. I am 66 and still employed and not drawing any benefits on my account. Am I entitled to her social security?… read more
emc011075
emc011075
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have been reviewing Social Security options wife and me.
Hello! I have been reviewing Social Security options for my wife and me. My wife will soon be 64 and I will soon be 62. I am still employed and my wife is a homemaker who is qualified for Social Secur… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,379 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
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
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Sorry about the length. Assume you have: Husband (H) age
Sorry about the length. Assume you have: Husband (H) age 66 with full retirement benefit = $2,400; Spouse (S) age 62 full retirement = $900. I pick the 4 year spread and "larger" benefit discrepancy o… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
I am almost 70 years old and my wife is 62 years. What is the
I am almost 70 years old and my wife is 62 years. What is the best strategy to handle SS benfits to maximize life long income, assuming that I will die earlier than my wife? (I earn more than my wife … read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
I am now 65, and my wife is 60. We both plan to start Social
I am now 65, and my wife is 60. We both plan to start Social Security benefits when we turn 70. My question is: Am I allowed, when my wife turns 62, and I will then be 67, to claim half-benefits based… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
Hi: I am planning to retire next Septemebr 2014 at age 67
Hi: I am planning to retire next Septemebr 2014 at age 67 - one year beyond my full SS eligibility. At that time, I will be eligible for approx. $2,900 monthly. My wife will be age 62 at that same tim… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
My wife will be 62.5 when she retires (July 2014). I will be
My wife will be 62.5 when she retires (July 2014). I will be 66. We plan on my wife taking her SS at 62.5 (estimated at $12,500 per year, $16,000 if she waited until 66) and I will take spousal benefi… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
My wife and I want to make sure that her Survivors Benefit
My wife and I want to make sure that her Survivor's Benefit is maximized following my death. In other words we want to make sure she receives 100% of the reduced benefit that I've been receiving since… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
4,591 satisfied customers
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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