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I have worked years organization that has a pension

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I have worked for 23 years for an organization that has a pension that was contributed to from money that had no Social Security withheld. From what I understand my Social Security that I would have got from previous employers (before that) will be reduced. I'm planning on getting married on Sunday and I want to know if her Social Security, from her jobs, will be reduced by my situation.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** I can help. Your spouse's benefit would be based upon the greater of her own earnings record or the earnings record of her spouse (or former spouse) so by marrying you her benefit would not be reduced because of your non-Social Security pension. However, if she was married previously for at least 10 years she could be eligible for a spousal benefit based upon that former spouse's earnings, in which case marrying you could change her eligibility for that spousal benefit from her ex-spouse. Was she married before?