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When it is time for you to claim benefits, you will be eligible for spousal benefits based on your husband's work history. This is a 'free' benefit to you, since it does not reduce his benefit at all. If at full retirement, he receives a $2,000 per month benefit, you could, at full retirement, be eligible for a $1,000 per month benefit for you.
You have to apply for spousal benefits, and otherwise qualify (length of marriage and some other qualifications).
http://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html is a link to the SSA introductory web page about spousal benefits.
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