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Can I collect social security under my wife's account, I

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can I collect social security under my wife's account
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Customer: I just need to know if i can collect social security (I'm 62) under my wife's account
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  dylatess replied 14 days ago.

Yes you can. It is called spousal benefits and you can collect beginning at age 62. Likewise you area entitled to one half of your spouses benefits. However, because you are under 66, at age 62 your benefit is decreased by 25%. AS you get closer to 66, if you take benefits, the reduction is less. To apply, you need to go to any SSA office as spousal benefits cannot be applied for on line.