Switching Spousal Benefits
Two years ago, on my 66th birthday, I filed for social security benefits and immediately suspended payments until I reach 70. On the same day my wife, who is two years older, filed to receive spousal benefits.
My wife is now 70 and has filed to receive benefits under her own account which will amount to an extra $400 a month over the spousal benefits she has been receiving.
I then asked our local Social Security office to receive spousal benefits myself until I reach 70 in mid-2015. I was told that this is not possible as I have already filed for my benefits back in 2011.
The social security report in ESPlanner Plus seems to indicate that I am due spousal benefits until age 70. Can you give me any guidance on this?