spousal benefits

How to enter Spousal Benefits

I cannot get ESPlanner so show spousal benefits for myself. I also use maximize mysocialsecurity which shows me as eliglible between the year of 66 when I file and suspend and 70.. I entered the following.
My file and suspend date is 1/2019 when I turn 66.
I checkbox to include suspension for myself and reinstate 1/2023 when I am 70
For my spouse I show a file date of 3/2017 and I also just entered the amount as already collecting

Am I required to enroll in Medicare Part A if I accept spousal benefits?

I am 65 and currently covered under my employer’s high deductible health care plan. The company has more than 20 employees. I plan to continue working and begin accepting Social Security spousal benefits at 66. Am I required to enroll in Medicare Part A if I accept spousal benefits?

Spousal SS Benefit

I am 69 and receiving SS since I turned 66. My wife is 64. She and I will retire next year. She will postpone SS until she is 70. I thought she was eligible for SS spousal benefits, at about half her eventual benefit, beginning at her age of 66. Dan you helped me set this up and it showed her getting over 15k between ages 66 and 70. I must have done something wrong. I have her filing and suspending. Then I have her receiving SS benefit at age 70, spousal benefit at 66. The ESPlanner report is only showing 9k spousal benefit when she is 70. I've set something wrong I fear.

Can you turn off spousal Social Security benefits in ESP?

According to the SSA, (http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10007.pdf) if you receive a pension from a federal, state or local government based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes, your Social Security spouse’s or widow’s or widower’s benefits may be reduced. Your Social Security benefits will be reduced by two-thirds of your government pension.
How can I instruct ESP to not grant, or grant at the reduced rate, spousal benefits under such a condition.
Thank you.

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.

We use cookies to deliver the best user experience and improve our site.