A Social Security Primer for Spouses
Safely ensconced near the top of the list of most frequently asked Social Security questions fielded by The AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory service is the category of spousal benefits, and that includes benefits for married spouses, as well as for ex-spouses. But, except for one very minor exception, the common denominator for all spouse benefits is this: you must take all Social Security benefits available to you when you claim – you cannot separate spousal benefits from your own SS retirement benefit. The complexities of spousal benefits are well explained in this article by Tom Margenau appearing at The Dallas Morning News. Click here to read more.