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I started receiving SS benefits at age 49 in 1988 due to 2

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I started receiving SS benefits at age 49 in 1988 due to 2 strokes and not able to work anymore, I am now 66 years of age. My husband retired in 1998 at the age of 62 years
and started receiving SS benefits. My question is: Am I eligible for a raise under the
guidelines for spousal benefits or increase.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

SSD benefits are based on your work record, and applying for spousal benefits might get you a benefits increase. The easiest way to check is with a visit to your local SSA office, since the response will be immediate.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

From SSA:

If your spouse is already receiving benefits when you apply, or if you and your spouse apply at the same time, we will also check your eligibility for benefits as a spouse. If you qualify, your application will also automatically serve as a request for spousal benefits.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

http://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html#&a0=2 is the link to the web page I used for the contact information.

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