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Social Security Q&A: How should a higher and lower earner file? A client who has been receiving a bigger income than her spouse is advised to file for her Social Security benefits before reaching full retirement age to allow her husband, who expects to get a smaller retirement benefit, to start getting a spousal benefit, according to this article on Forbes. When he reaches 70, then he can start collecting his own retirement benefit. Meanwhile, when she reaches her full retirement age, she may want to suspend her retirement benefit until she reaches the age of 70 her as well. --Forbes
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