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Hi from just answer. I'm PDtax, and can correct what you may have been told. You don't get both benefits.
You will be able to draw yours plus an increase to bump up to a spousal 50% benefit, but not both. If your benefit is $900, and your survivor benefit would be $1100, an additional $200 would be added to your own benefit.
Thanks for asking at just answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'm PDtax.