I am still working. Should I apply for spousal benefits now or wait?
Full question: If I am still working and my husband is retired collecting Social Security what is the advantage/disadvantage for me to apply/collect spousal benefits now? Hi there, If you are still working and are younger than your full retirement age, you will be subject to the earnings test threshold if you are collecting Social…Read More
I am 69 and still working. Will I get the COLA increase from last year?
Full question: I’m past full retirement age and still working full time. I’m turning 69 next spring. Will I get the COLA increase from last year? Hi there, Yes! When you turned 62 you started having the COLA applied to your benefit, regardless of if you were collecting or not. So yes, you will continue…Read More
Can I collect a railroad spousal benefit and does my own work affect that benefit?
Full question: I married July 1, 2022, to a railroad retiree, which retired in 2002 after 35 years, I turned 61, April 23, 2023. I currently work full-time been with company 7 years in October, can I collect of my spouses railroad retirement at age 61, and can I still work? Hello, It sounds like…Read More
Do my future Social Security benefits decrease if my salary decreases?
Full question: I am 65 and pretty much retired since last year. Since my salary last year was very low $22,000 and have made much less this year I noticed my Social Security check diminished by $100 if I wait until I am 70 years old to draw. Will it continue to diminish if I…Read More
Can I switch from an ex-spousal benefit to my own benefit at 70?
Full question: Good morning. I am divorced, 66 years old with two disabled adult children that have lived with me all their lives. One has Autism, the other was injured at age 22 and is a parapalygic. Can I collect 1/2 of my ex-spouse’s Social Security Retirement while I continue working and change over to…Read More
Should I wait until age 70 to get my full benefit?
Full question: I’m remarried 4 years to my husband, age 72. He waited until 70 to begin his Social Security benefits, and is still working as a partner in a law firm. I just turned 69, still working as an independent life & health agent. I have not turned on Social Security benefits yet, and…Read More