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If i take Social Security at age 62, will i get less when my

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if i take Social Security at age 62, will i get less when my husband files and i try to file under his
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 2 months ago.


If you qualify for benefits on your own record, SSA will pay that amount first. If the benefit on your spouse’s record is higher, you'll get an additional amount on your spouse’s record so that the combination of benefits equals that higher amount.

Your benefits would not be reduced when he files. Benefits paid to you as a spouse will not decrease your spouse’s retirement benefit and his filing would not decrease yours.

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