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Can SS benefits be delayed after already filing?

If both spouses (ages 62 and 65) have already filed for SS, can the filing status still be altered to allow the lower earner to suspend and receive spousal benefit?

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February 2018

Here's a comment from the SSA web site:

"Unexpected changes may occur after you make your decision about when to start your Social Security Retirement benefits.

If you are receiving Social Security Retirement benefits and you change your mind about when they should start, you may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and re-apply at a future date.

However, if you change your mind 12 months or more after you became entitled to retirement benefits, you cannot withdraw your application."


Hope this helps!


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