A subscriber called our support team and asked this claiming question for his client. I have a client, Jim, who is 62 years old. His wife, Kim, is five years older and already collecting, having elected at age 62. Can he file now and have his wife apply for the spousal benefit? Her benefit is $425 a month, and his benefit at age 62 would be $1,706 and at 66 would be $2,265.