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Am currently collecting SS benefits...can I also receive spousal benefits

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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. The answer to your question is yes. You can receive Social Security benefits and alimony at the same time. Keep in mind that Social Security will consider your alimony to be income and they may reduce your Social Security eligibility. However, if your alimony does not disqualify you on the basis of income, then you will still be able to receive both at the same time.

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