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You will be eligible for social security benefits based on your spouse's earning records if your spouse is receiving retirement or disability benefits.
If you are eligible for both your own retirement benefits and for benefits as a spouse, SSA always pays your own benefits first. If your benefits as a spouse are higher than your own retirement benefits, you will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit.
If your spouse is planning to delay his benefits - he may use "file and suspend" strategy
But be sure to use that strategy before 2016 as a new law will eliminate this option.
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