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The family maximum benefit is between 150 to 180% of the worker's benefit. Your husband could be collecting his benefit now, but had chosen to invest it, if you will, for future payouts. It would be unfair to pay out a larger family benefit now and allow his benefit to grow as well.
There is no way to expand their definition of family benefits to exclude suspended claimed benefits. Sorry.
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