I just applied online last week and got an email to call them before they could process my claim completely; when I did, it turns out I got more money, because of my husband, than I thought; I was applying for myself on my own record but for some reason still get money because his account is larger.
I said, "But I'm only 62!" (to choose half of one's spouse's larger amount you have to be the full age, in my case 66) and he explained that was different. "But he's still alive!" I tried :-) and the agent explained that didn't matter either, it's not like that. But I did not hesitate in accepting more money if they wanted to give it to me. He was a nice guy, he said, "I knew you would!" and after he talked to my husband and quizzed him on his details to make sure he was the right guy/my husband, told him he "passed the test with flying colors" (on knowing about himself, LOL).
I don't start receiving it until the day after Christmas though. I've already pretty much already spent it on my trip in February and more travel next August.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
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