Can a husband get social security from his wife?

Other answer:

Samuel:
Yes. Gender doesn't matter – the law was changed in 1972 in this regard. Before the change in law husbands could only receive off of a wife's account if he could prove she paid more than half his support.

Husbands/wives can receive as a spouse if their own benefit is less than 50% of what they would get as a spouse. In survivor cases the surviving spouse can receive up to 100% – if age 66 or older. Same rules apply to both sexes. No one can receive two full benefits; one will always reduce the amount of the other.

shipwreck:
Yes they changed some rules this year to eliminate restricted applications and file and suspend but you can if you are old enough.
I am doing restricted application where you apply after full retirement age and collect half your spouse until you turn 70 then switch to your own.
Not sure when you need to be born before but I think it might be around 1954.

Spouses have exactly the same rules for male and female.

Krystal:
yeah they changed some rules this year to eliminate restricted applications and file and suspend but you can if you are old enough…
i am doing restricted application where you apply after full retirement age and collect half your spouse until you turn 70 then switch to your own…
not sure when you need to be born before but i think it might be around 1954…

spouses have exactly the same rules for male and female…

Greta:
yeah they changed some rules this year to eliminate restricted applications and file and suspend but you can if you are old enough………
i am doing restricted application where you apply after full retirement age and collect half your spouse until you turn 70 then switch to your own………
not sure when you need to be born before but i think it might be around 1954………

spouses have exactly the same rules for male and female………

Anonymous:
Yes
Ann:
a spouse can get the higher of his or her own SS payments or half of what the spouse is entitled to. You used to be able to file and get SS on your spouses earnings while suspending your own until you were older to get more SS, that is no longer allowed, if you would get 500 on your own SS and your spouse gets 1400 then 700 is more than what you are getting, you would get 500 from your own and 200 on hers
Doug Freyburger:
Yes. Either gender in either order.

The SS payment you earned, or half the SS payment of your dead spouse. Whichever is higher.

Casey Y:
Spouse is a gender neutral term…so yes.
Lauren:
yeah
Chris:
yeah
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