Do the rules for deemed filing apply to all benefits?

No, the rules for deemed filing apply only to retirement benefits based on your own work record and to the spousal benefits (including divorced spouse’s benefits) you receive based on retirement. There are two exceptions in which deemed filing does not apply to these benefits. If you receive a spousal benefit because you are caring for a child who is under age 16 or disabled or if you receive spouse's benefits and are also entitled to disability, deemed filing does not apply and you are therefore not required or “deemed” to file for your retirement benefit.
 
For more information, see Retirement Planner: Recent Social Security Claiming Changes
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  • Date Created: 04/21/2017
  • Last Modified Since: 06/15/2017
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