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My wife is already receiving her benefits on her own right.
My wife is already receiving her benefits on her own right. When I start to collect my benefit at the FRA (66+2-months), can she request to receive her benefits through me and get half of my entitleme… read more
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I have heard, after 10 years of marriage, if a couple gets
I have heard, after 10 years of marriage, if a couple gets divorced, and both are receiving soc sec benefits, the wife ( who earned less than the husband) can apply for an increase of her monthly soc … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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I am asking this question on behalf of my wife who is
I am asking this question on behalf of my wife who is turning 62 later this year. She wants to know the following: Can she draw her entitlement at 62 and if so, is there any reduction in the total amo… read more
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Tax.appeal.168
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My wife is 67 yrs old and has been collecting so. My wife is
my wife is 67 yrs old and has been collecting ss since 62. I will be 66 in July and also have been collecting ss since age 62. Her rate is approximately 400 per month . Mine is approximately 1500 per month. I have recently been told by friend that she could have been receiving an amount equivalent to half of my benefit. Is this true, and how do I get info about this. Dave … read more
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PhillipsEsq.
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If my husband starts taking social security benefits at age
If my husband starts taking social security benefits at age 65.5 but continues working at a salary of $72,000/year, how much will his social security benefit be reduced from age 65.5 to age 66?… read more
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emc011075
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When A husband dies his wife is entitled to 1/2 of monthly
When A husband dies his wife is entitled to 1/2 of monthly pay.. If a wife dies is the husband entitled to part of her pay ?? … read more
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Ref maximizing my Social Security benefits. My birthday is
Ref maximizing my Social Security benefits. My birthday is ***** My wife's birthday is ***** We have not filed for SS benefits yet. As of today, I have reached my full retirement age (66). My wife wil… read more
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Lane
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I am 66 and recently started receiving my SS benefits. My
I am 66 and recently started receiving my SS benefits. My wife is 67 and has been receiving her benefits for a year. When I started mine, initially she was informed that her's would be increased to 1/… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, MBA, CFP, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
19,568 satisfied customers
I have just found out that my mother-in-law (age 83) has
I have just found out that my mother-in-law (age 83) has been receiving less than half of her husband's SS benefit ever since they retired (he is 87). Her SS benefits have been very low as she never w… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
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I am 89 years old. My monthly SS before deductions is $2,393.90. My
I am 89 years old. My monthly SS before deductions is $2,393.90. My wife is 87 years old. Her monthly SS before deductions is $1,048.90. My understanding is she is entitled to one-half as much as mine… read more
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PDtax
Owner
Master's Degree
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My husband and I have been retired on Social Security for
My husband and I have been retired on Social Security for over ten years. My monthly check isabout $700. His is almost $2300.I have heard that a spouse can receivehalf of her husbands amount.… read more
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ShawnA
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I am a 70 year old widow who retired at age 67 and began to
I am a 70 year old widow who retired at age 67 and began to collect SS. My social security monthly payment has been reduced by the WEP and the GPO. However, because I paid SS taxes on 24 years of subs… read more
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ShawnA
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Bachelor's Degree
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I am 64 and have been on SSDI than 7 years and I receive
I am 64 and have been on SSDI for more than 7 years and I receive a monthly benefit of $2200. My 62 year old wife was recently awarded SSDI benefits due to a diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme. Her … read more
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Juris Doctor
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I turned 65 on 12/13/14. My wife will turn 63 on 1/19/15. I
I turned 65 on 12/13/14. My wife will turn 63 on 1/19/15. I have been the main bread winner during our marriage of 42 years. I want to maximize our social security benefits. I have been told to apply … read more
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retirementlawyer
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My wife of 53 years is getting a SS benefit of far less than
My wife of 53 years is getting a SS benefit of far less than one half of mine. Is this correct? I retired in 2008 at age 77 and 3/4 when we started getting SS checks.… read more
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LawTalk
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Juris Doctor
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I went to the SS offfice in Phoenix on North Tatum Blvd on
I went to the SS offfice in Phoenix on North Tatum Blvd on Thursday together with my wife to formally apply for retirement benefits. I will turn 70 years of age on October 1st. I had decided to defer … read more
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R. Klein, EA
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Master's Degree
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I retired after 40 years of work. My wife has since retired
I retired after 40 years of work. My wife has since retired having worked only part time. We have heard that she is entitled to one half of what I receive. Is this true and if so how do we change her … read more
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tax-doctor
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My wife began drawing her beneifits when she turned 62 years
My wife began drawing her beneifits when she turned 62 years old in June of 2009. Her benefits are roughly 725/month. I have delayed drawing my benifits until I am the full retirement age of 66, which… read more
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