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If a couple was married 15 years then divorced, the husband
If a couple was married 15 years then divorced, the husband is 13 years older. He takes social sec at age 69. His ex wife takes her SS at age 62. When he dies, will she step up to his higher SS paymen… read more
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Hi, inquiring for a friend. She is 81 yrs old, and her husband died about 3 yrs ago. Can she collect the amt of ss that he was receiving instead of her own ss? … read more
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My wife is 63 yrs old. I am 62. We estimate her life
My wife is 63 yrs old. I am 62. We estimate her life expectancy to be 80 yr old. If she takes her ss now, she will get $835 per month. At 66 it will be $1009, at 70 $1305. I will wait till 66 for my $… read more
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We are trying to decide if my husband should start
we are trying to decide if my husband should start collecting SS benefits now at 63yrs and 3 months or wait until 66. … read more
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I am 56 years old and permanently disabled. I am collecting
I am 56 years old and permanently disabled. I am collecting disability of $1186 per month. I understand that, at full retirement age, my benefits will be switched to Social Security but the amount wil… read more
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I am 61 years old my wife is 66 years old and collects $1609
I am 61 years old my wife is 66 years old and collects $1609 a month social security if she dies am I entitled to any of that amount ? also can I file for early benefits at 62 under her and build on m… read more
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The husband has been receiving social security benefits past
The husband has been receiving social security benefits for the past 8 years ( age 62 ), his wife plans to sign up for benefits this year at age 62. The husband who receives the higher benefit and wil… read more
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How come Soc Sec will not provide me with a copy of my
How come Soc Sec will not provide me with a copy of my deceased husband's statement even though I'm his widow and was married to him for 17-1/2 years? How can I get a copy of his statement to see what… read more
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Can a divorced wife collect spousal benefits on her ex-husbands
can a divorced wife collect spousal benefits on her ex-husbands account? We were married for 19 years (from 1987 to 2006). Ex-husband died in 2013 at the age of 58. At the time of death, he was not co… read more
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I am now 64 as of nov. 2014At 62 my husband told me his tax
I am now 64 as of nov. 2014 .Me at 62 and my husband at 66,told me his tax person told us to start taking SS Hearing it from my husband who is in the money business I thought ok/ not knowing what I wa… read more
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If I died, and my benefits are twice those of my wife, does
If I died, and my benefits are twice those of my wife, does she collect the same amount as her deceased husband or a percentage of it? If the latter, what is that percentage? Do the couple have to hav… read more
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I was married before for 9 months, and husband died. I am
I was married before for 9 months, and husband died. I am for many years remarried, but getting a divorce. Can I collect my own SS benefits now (age 64) and when the divorce is final, collect as a wid… read more
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Question: When should I start collecting social security (ss)
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i am a widow. . My husband died 6 years ago in 2008,
i am a widow. . My husband died 6 years ago in 2008, at 52.. i did'nt know i could collect ss benefits on him. Can you advise me how to file and collect. Can I collect back ss from the time of his dea… read more
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A 66 year old married physician in great health & in the maximum
A 66 year old married physician in great health & in the maximum tax bracket, is wondering whether to take social security benefits at 66.5 yrs vs 70.5 years of age. If he decides to wait until 70.5 y… read more
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Hi, I JUST TURNED 64, (11/27/47). BEEN MARRIED SINCE HIGH SCHOOL
Hi, I JUST TURNED 64, (11/27/47). BEEN MARRIED SINCE HIGH SCHOOL AND NEVER WORKED MUCH, SO I CAN ONLY QUALIFY FOR $100/MO SS OF MY OWN….BUT I UNDERSTAND I CAN CLAIM AGAINST MY HUSBANDS SS MINUS THE $1… read more
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Husband and wife both born in 1948. Retirement age is 66.
Husband and wife both born in 1948. Retirement age is 66. If husband defers at 66 and waits till 70 to take ss his benefit goes up by 8% a year. If wife takes ss at age 66 she gets benefit based upon … read more
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I expect to apply for benefit next year(2012) at age 65. My
I expect to apply for benefit next year(2012) at age 65. My wife will be 62 six months later. I can get $2359/mo at full retirement and she can get $775/mo at full retirement. What is best for us ? I … read more
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