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I am 63 and currently collecting SS which I started when I

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I am 63 and currently collecting SS which I started when I was 62. My wife who is 62 has 35 credits according to her last SS statement. She is not working. Is she eligible for any benefits based on my earnings history?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Bill replied 5 years ago.

Yes, she can collect 50% of your primary insurance amount if she waits until attaining age 66. She could also begin collecting at age 62 but her benefit will be reduced.

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