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Linda,Thank you for your follow-up.That is excellent. What you would need to do is contact the Social Security Administration directly. Provide them with a copy of the POA and request such information. The SSA would then have no choice but to grant you such information since as a POA holder, you are acting on your spouse's behalf.To get such information you can go to their website at www.ssa.gov or call them directly at 1-800-772-1213 . The system is automated but they do have live assistance M-F from 7 AM to 7 PM EST. Hope that helps!
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