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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My husband is 13 years older than I. He is collecting SS and

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My husband is 13 years older than I. He is collecting SS and still working. I was working buy laid off at 63 and had to sign up for ss. I collect $778 and he collects $1655. Can I change to spousal support benefits. ***@******.***
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

Dee, if a spousal benefit is of more value to you than your own, yes, you can collect it. However, when you applied early, if you were already eligible for spousal (such as if your H had already filed for his own, triggering your spousal eligibility on his record), then the SSA already determined that your own was of more value than spousal - or should have. It is never a bad idea to double check though, because it could be a few more bucks in your pocket each month if they erred if your H had not been collecting when you first applied.

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