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Understand that it sounds like you are receiving a survivor benefit which is 100% of your exes benefit which I assume is the case because you remarried after age 60. Your new spouse would not receive a 100% benefit if you are still living. He would receive only 50%. Social Security automatically should be already giving the higher of the two benefits. It also depends on if your spouse elected for early retirement as the penalty will still apply to the spousal benefit which might mean he would not receive the full 50%. Is 50% of your normal benefit higher than his normal retirement benefit?
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