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It is an either/or situation. Your mother is entitled to benefits based on her earnings record, or your father's earnings record if it would be more, but not both. Because she has reached the full retirement age, she should get your father's entire benefit, however, it may be less than the amount she's getting based on her own earnings record. The best way to find out is to call Social Security and ask them to run the calculations. She could also make an appointment and visit a local office if she preferred.
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