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I am 74 years old and my wife is the same age My social

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I am 74 years old and my wife is the same age
My social security benefit I s 3420 ans my wife received 1120
Should be get half of my benefit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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Yes, but if she took early retirement then that will be taken off the 50% benefit as well. To answer your question, you need to contact SSA and ask about the spousal benefit and have your wife take the larger of the two benefits although if she took early retirement she might not get the full 50% depending on what age she elected to take her normal retirement benefit.

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