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Yes, as long as you were married for 10 years or more and did not remarry before age 60 then each of you would be entitled to a spousal benefit based on the others retirement benefit. Remember this benefit is 50% at full retirement age which is reduced if you take it early. For example, it is 32.5% at age 62. Also remember that the spousal benefit and your retirement benefit do not stack. You can only take the higher of the two benefits. You also can only take the spousal benefit if the other is receiving their retirement benefit.
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