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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I retired at 62 this year using my own social security

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Customer: I retired at 62 this year using my own social security benefit. My husband has been retired for several years. Am I able to claim my full benefit as well as a partial benefit from my husband's benefit? My benefit is higher than his. Thanks!
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Customer: 1) I was just told that some people are able to receive both their own SS benefit from their work-life, and also a partial payment from their spouse's. I am wondering if that is true. 2) Also, am told this 'double' benefit is ending end of 2015-is this true?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your question. Sorry for the delay, but the requested professional is not online

You can only receive one benefit -- whichever is the greatest benefit for you. In this case, you would not get a partial benefit off your husband and your own benefit.

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