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I'm turning 70 this month and currently drawing Social

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I'm turning 70 this...

I'm turning 70 this month and currently drawing Social Security benefits on my former husband's earnings.. Will my benefits automatically be updated to my full benefit on my own earnings(higher than his) or do I need to make an appointment to get this done? Thank you.

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

Not that I'm aware of.

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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We may not have several social security benefits at the same time.

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

If you are entitled for several benefits - based on your own working record AND spousal benefits - you may get the larger of these two.

In most situations - the SSA would award the larger benefits automatically.

But you definitely may contact the SSA office and verify.

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