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Referring to my previous question sent at 4:45pm today, if…

Referring to my previous question...
Referring to my previous question sent at 4:45pm today, if my wife takes her spousal benefit now, will that stay the same until I die, or will it increase when I turn 70 and take my SS benefit, which will likely be around $3000 per month?
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Good afternoon,

Doug again here.

If and when your wife takes her spouse benefit, it will remain at that level (with the exception of annual cost of living increases) until either she passes, or if you pass before she does, she will be entitled to a survivor benefit at that time which will be equal to 100% of the amount you are collecting from social security at the time of your passing.

Here benefit will not increase based upon you taking a delayed benefit between 66 and 70 so that your own benefit will increase by 32%. But on your death, she will get the benefit of that delayed benefit you will receive if you wait to age 70.

You may reply back to me again if you have additional questions, and I will be happy to continue to assist you.

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I wish you and yours well in 2017,

Doug

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