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My wife would like to determine if her divorced spouse
My wife would like to determine if her divorced spouse status entitles her to social security benefits beyond what her personal social security provides. … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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I am inquiring about my wife's spousal benefit. I'll give
Ok, I'll give you the info. I am 69 (turning 70 in April) and will file for my benefit then. My last SSA statement estimates my benefit to be $3679/mo. I have my SSA statement from when I turned 66 and my benefit then would have been $2580. My wife applied (age 67) applied last year for her retiree benefit. She did not qualify for much because she has a teachers pension. So, her benefit was reduced (by the GPO calculation) from $348 to $148 per month. My question is, when I apply for my benefit next month, will her spousal benefit be recalculated with the GPO again? … read more
Taylor
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Can my wife draw 50% of my social security if she is drawing
can my wife draw 50% of my social security if she is drawing quite a bit less than i am … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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I am 75 and am retired. I have been receiving social
I am 75 and am retired. I have been receiving social security benefits for a number of years. My wife is 72 and is a retired school teacher. She has been receiving Illinois State Teachers retirement b… read more
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Lane
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Doctoral Degree
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My wife will turn 62 this year. I'm currently on SSDI. She
My wife will turn 62 this year. I'm currently on SSDI. She worked for 32 in Texas as a teachers aide where she didn't pay ssn taxes. She still has 27 ssn credits from prior jobs. Will she eligible to … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
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I am 67 years old. I started collecting my benefits when I
I am 67 years old. I started collecting my benefits when I turned 66 and I receive $2695 every month after Medicare premiums. My wife turned 66 in February. … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
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Divorced female spouse has been receiving a portion of ex
Divorced female spouse has been receiving a portion of ex husbands retiremnet benefit. Husband died yesterday. Is the ex wife eligible for more benefits from SS? What does she need to do to receive it… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Tax advisor and Enrolled Agent
Bachelor's Degree
7,224 satisfied customers
I am 86 & on S.S. My wife receives a teachers pension & so
I am 86 & on S.S. My wife receives a teachers pension & so is not allowed to receive a spousal benefit. When I die can she receive a widows allotment of my S.S. even though she is still receiving her … read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
43,092 satisfied customers
My spouse seem s to think she is entitled to part of my
My spouse seem s to think she is entitled to part of my social security income before I pass away? She just turned 65 on 30 March . DOB 30 March 1953. She has not applied for social security as of yet… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
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Bachelor's Degree
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My wife never put into social security.worked school
my wife never put into social security.worked school system.She'll turn 65 this month can she collect any of mine.I'm already 65 … read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
43,092 satisfied customers
My wife does not have enough credits to collect social
My wife does not have enough credits to collect social security also she does not have enough to get medicare. She is 61 years old, has 30 credits for social security and is not healthy enough to obta… read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
43,092 satisfied customers
My question is about spousal benefits. I am 64 and plan on
My question is about spousal benefits. I am 64 and plan on working to 70 before collecting benefits. My wife is a teacher in the Massachusetts Public Teacher's Retirement Plan. She is not eligible for… read more
emc011075
emc011075
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Our mentally disabled son's benefits were reduced when my wife
Our mentally disabled son's benefits were reduced when my wife began drawing benefits. Now that my wife has retired and is drawing a pension from her CT teachers retirement, she does not qualify for S… read more
keeperumiami
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I am going to turn 66 in January 2016. I do not plan to get
I am going to turn 66 in January 2016. I do not plan to get social security until my wife turns 65 which will be in April 2017. She does not qualify for social security but could get the spousal benef… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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Can a teacher collecting a pension also collect a spousal benefit
Can a teacher collecting a pension also collect a spousal benefit from ss. I know about the WEP/GPO in regards ***** ***** benefits from covered employment but I don't see anything that says I cant co… read more
Arthur Rubin
Arthur Rubin
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I am 74, and I have been collecting Social Security since
I am 74, and I have been collecting Social Security since age 65. I am still working. My wife is 64; can she start collecting 50% of my Social Security payment when she turns 65, and then switch to he… read more
R. Klein, EA
R. Klein, EA
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Master's Degree
3,229 satisfied customers
Wife is 62 and a school teacher. Before her teaching career,
Wife is 62 and a school teacher. Before her teaching career, she had enough quarters to qualify for SS. Husband is 65 and was a school teacher for years. He does not have enough quarters to qualify fo… read more
Megan C
Megan C
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Master's Degree
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My dad and his wife live in California. They were both educators
My dad and his wife live in California. They were both educators for the state. They are under the impression that when he dies she will not receive his social security. Is that correct? I think not.… read more
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retirementlawyer
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