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My handicapped daughter and I are both drawing off my

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My handicapped daughter and I are both drawing off my husbands social security. Now I want details on how I can draw his full social security and she can draw on it as well. Are they taking my social security and adding it into his to allow me to draw
the full amount. I am 69 and she is 44 years old. please explain. She has an award letter and of course I do as well or wouldn't be drawing it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

If you are eligible to receive benefits under your own earnings and also under your husband's earnings, Social Security Administration ("SSA") would pay you benefits under your own earnings first. However, if you would receive higher benefits under your spouse's earnings, SSA would pay you a combination of benefits equaling the higher spousal benefits. You would only receive one benefits and not two separate benefits. For SSA specific response to this, click here:

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3754/What-is-the-eligibility-for-Social-Security-spouse-s-benefits-and-my-own-retirement-benefits

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html#&a0=0

Your daughter is entitled to 50% of your spouse's benefits. For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/yourchildren.html

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

If you are eligible to receive benefits under your own earnings and also under your husband's earnings, Social Security Administration ("SSA") would pay you benefits under your own earnings first. However, if you would receive higher benefits under your spouse's earnings, SSA would pay you a combination of benefits equaling the higher spousal benefits. You would only receive one benefits and not two separate benefits. For SSA specific response to this, click here:

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3754/What-is-the-eligibility-for-Social-Security-spouse-s-benefits-and-my-own-retirement-benefits

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html#&a0=0

Your daughter is entitled to 50% of your spouse's benefits. For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/yourchildren.html

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