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Author: JAFO31 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121572  
Subject: Re: Social security question Date: 8/16/2014 10:19 PM
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StockGoddess: "So it sounds like she's stuck till he gets older. Ah well. Worth a shot."

StockGoddess: "Not sure if this is the board...my sister is 62 but never earned much. Her husband is 55 and earned well. Married 30 years. Can she claim ss based on his income? I say no because he isn't old enough but others say yea. Anyone?"

I am not expert on SS, but if you sister worked for 40 quarters, she may be able to claim a discounted amount based on her own wages. It may not be much, but if eligible it would be more than zero.

She also needs to understand the permanent reduction that results from claiming before full retirement age.

Regards, JAFO

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