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I am 70 and my wife will be 66 when she retires. I receive…

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I am 70 and my wife will be 66 when she retires. I receive $1690 a month and she will get 1600 will we receive the total of both or is there still a marrage penalty

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Assuming you are talking about social security benefits, you each get your own benefits. Her applying for her own will not reduce yours or vice versa.

The so called "marriage penalty" applies to tax on social security benefits, not the actual benefits.

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