1 Reply Latest reply on May 8, 2012 6:49 PM by nate98goody

    Are spousal social security benefits retroactive

      My mother was widowed at age 60 and was not eligible for Dad's Social Security benefits. I just recently realized that when she became 65 she did not apply for those benefits. She just turned 88. Are the benefits due her and are they retroactive to her 65th birthday?
        • Re: Are spousal social security benefits retroactive
          I recently applied for social security spousal benefits and when I applied the person at social security told me that whatever money is due to you when you start collecting the money you receive is retroactive from age 62. so in your case you will probably be receiving a pretty large one lump payment and then the regular payment from then on... Each case is different however and I would surely go down to the social security office and check out your options....If you don't apply it's lost money......