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Hi, you absolutely can collect his Social Security since the benefits are not related to his retirement but yours. In other words, if he obtained enough credits, and as you were married long enough to qualify, you can seek benefits based on his eligibility. Doing so will not affect his retirement or his amount, but as you would be pursuing benefits early, your benefit would be lowered because you wouldn't be retiring at full retirement age.