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Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 13449
Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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Hi Stephanie I am retired and my husband is as well however

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Hi Stephanie

I am retired and my husband is as well however his check is much more than mine and I would like to know if I am entitled to have any more added to my to equal 1/2 of his amount.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 3 years ago.
Hi, Sabrina, thank you so much for your inquiry, and requesting me. With regard to your post:

I am retired and my husband is as well however his check is much more than mine and I would like to know if I am entitled to have any more added to my to equal 1/2 of his amount.


Can you clarify how old you were when you started to collect retirement?
How much is your benefit amount (before deductions)?
How much is your husband's benefit?
How long have you been married?

I look forward to assisting you.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Joy

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

66 yrs old


883.00 after deduction


 


my husband about 2200.00 sorry I'm not sure on all these amounts.


 


45 yrs married

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 3 years ago.

I am retired and my husband is as well however his check is much more than mine and I would like to know if I am entitled to have any more added to my to equal 1/2 of his amount.

OK, yes, you can file for "spousal" benefits, which would be your own benefit (including any reduction if you collected before you were 66 years old, but since you didn't file early, reduction), together with the difference between your full PIA and 50% of his full PIA, as the spousal component, getting you $1100/month.

I hope this helps! My goal is to provide you with excellent and accurate service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me "excellent" when you are done. I look forward to assisting you in the future, should you have legal questions.

Sincerely, Stephanie

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 3 years ago.

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