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Greetings, Canalbird, and welcome. You asked:

I see in a Soc Sec publication that a spousal benefit at FRA is 1/2 of the amount for me, but I cannot tell if she would get my full benefit if I was already deceased when she reached FRA, or if she would only receive the 1/2.

In her case, the full retirement age will be 66. If she waited until that age to draw a survivor's benefit based on your work record, then she would receive the full, unreduced benefit provided she was married to you for at least nine months at the time of your death. Length of marriage does not apply if you die as a result of an accident or while on military duty.

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