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I am 65 but do not plan to take Social security benefits
I am 65 but do not plan to take Social security benefits until age 70. My wife turns 65 this month. My social security amount is much greater than hers so it is my understanding that she can claim 50%… read more
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I was primary earner, but my wife also had earnings. I filed
I was primary earner, but my wife also had earnings. I filed at 65 and six months, she filed later at 65. I thought SS automatically looked at her payment based on her earnings and 50 percent of mine … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
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My wife is 11 years younger than me and is from mainland
My wife is 11 years younger than me and is from mainland China. She only ran her home business for about 5 years and hasn't paid much into the system. I just now started collecting benefits starting A… read more
Tax.appeal.168
Tax.appeal.168
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May my wife collect spousal social security benefits when
May my wife collect spousal social security benefits when she turns 66 in April even though I am still working? I am 68. … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
52,417 satisfied customers
My wife and I are both at full retirement age. She is a
My wife and I are both at full retirement age. She is a lower earner with a benefit on her earnings of ~$700/mo. My benefit would be about $3000 per month, but I am delaying taking that until I'm 70. … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
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My wife turns 65 this month. I am 65 now and turn 66 in
Second opinion] My wife turns 65 this month. I am 65 now and turn 66 in November. Can I file and collect 1/2 of her FRA and let my account continue to grow ? … read more
emc011075
emc011075
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Bachelor's Degree
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My wife turns 65 this month. I am 65 now and turn 66 in
My wife turns 65 this month. I am 65 now and turn 66 in November. Can I file and collect 1/2 of her FRA and let my account continue to grow ? … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
52,417 satisfied customers
Can my wife draw SS off my SS account. 72 retirement age was
Can my wife draw SS off my SS account JA: What is your current age and retirement age? Customer: 72 retirement age was 70 JA: Anything else you want the Retirement Accountant to know before I connect … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
52,417 satisfied customers
I am retiring in 90 days (age 64) but holding off taking SS
I am retiring in 90 days (age 64) but holding off taking SS until 66. My wife is a retired teach 2 years younger than I am. We plan on living off of her retirement and 401K income until I start taking… read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
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I will be 66 in July, 2018. Thus January 2018 will be the
I will be 66 in July, 2018. Thus January 2018 will be the year of my full retirement age (born in 1952). I am thinking about taking my SS starting in January. My benefit- at age 65, 0 months is $2389 … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
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1. I have always paid the maximum into SS. Currently making
1. I have always paid the maximum into SS. Currently making $225,000 … read more
emc011075
emc011075
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
13,460 satisfied customers
If I take my benefits ealy and suspend payments and my wife
If I take my benefits ealy and suspend payments and my wife (67) takes early benefits, does her benefit rise to 50% of my check when I start at 70?… read more
Dr. Fiona Chen
Dr. Fiona Chen
President
Ph.D.
9,174 satisfied customers
My wife is 66, I am 63 and 9 months. I will work until 65
My wife is 66, I am 63 and 9 months. I will work until 65 but defer SS until I am 66. My wife's SS benefit based on her quarters worked is just $422, she mostly was at home. My benefit will be maxed o… read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Soc. Sec. Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,379 satisfied customers
I filed at the age 62 and I'm now 68 1/2 and my wife filed
I filed for ss at the age 62 and I'm now 68 1/2 and my wife filed 2/01/15 and collected for ten payments and paid back the amount before year end,can I suspend mine and collect of my wife ss?… read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
6,125 satisfied customers
Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife
Under the restricted application law will this work? My wife is 62 can she start drawing SS today, and i am 68 can I apply a restricted application for spousal benefits, leaving my credits to grow to … read more
lev-ssa
lev-ssa
Retirement and Benefits
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
52,417 satisfied customers
My wife started claiming her monthly SS benefits when she reached
My wife started claiming her monthly SS benefits when she reached FRA of 66. I am now 68 and it seems beneficial to me to claim spousal benefits now and then switch to my own benefit later. If I do th… read more
ShawnA
ShawnA
CEO
Bachelor's Degree
2,450 satisfied customers
Hi Stephanie: Just one point of clarification: If I claim at
Hi Stephanie: Just one point of clarification: If I claim at 65, I will recieve a reduced amount for claiming one year early of my FRA. When my wife makes the spousal claim when she is 66 ( her FRA ),… read more
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dylatess
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