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What you would originally qualify for, I believe, is to file a restricted application. For those born before Jan 2, 1954, you can file at your full retirement age or older for your benefit and as long as your spouse has already filed for their benefit, at any age, you can restrict your benefit to the spousal benefit (50% of spousal PIA), which would allow your benefit to increase at 8% per year (accrue delayed retirement credits) up to age 70, when DRC stops and then switch from spousal benefit to your own. What likely prevents you from being able to do this now is because you already began your own benefit before your FRA. When you do that Social Security will be 'deemed' to give you both your benefit + spousal benefit, so you've used both. I believe this prevents you from using the restricted application. However, you can call Social Security and ask.

BruceM
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