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My husband is 69 receiving...
My husband is 69 receiving Social Security and Medicare
I am turning 62 and was told I could receive 1/2 of his benifits
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 6 months ago
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You are correct - the earliest a person can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits will remain age 62.

However - if you Were Born In 1955 - Your full retirement age is 66 and 2 months.

At that age - you will be eligible for 50% spousal benefits based on your husband's working record.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 6 months ago

If you choose to start earlier - your benefits will be reduced - at age 62, you will get 34.6 percent of the monthly benefit instead of 50 percent because you will be getting benefits for an additional 50 months.

Let me know if you need any help with determination.

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