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I am 64 yo and receive 2000/month ss benefit if I return to

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I am 64 yo and receive 2000/month ss benefit if I return to work and earn 50,000 per year, will it affect my spouses benefits she is 63 yr old and receives 900/month ss benefit. when I began receiving benefits she was only getting about 325/ month. her benefit increased when I began receiving my benefit
e rted getting 900/month when I started getting by benefits
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 10 months ago.

Both of your benefits would be reduced because your earnings would exceed the annual limit of $15,720 for 2016. This limit is adjusted every year. However, once you reach your Full Retirement Age, your benefits will no longer be reduced. For more information, click on the link below:

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3739/What-happens-if-I-work-and-get-Social-Security-retirement-benefits

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
would both of our benefits be reduced the same or would mine be reduced to 0 and then hers be started to be reduced?
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 10 months ago.

I cannot answer this question. Only Social Security Administration can answer it.

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