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However, as the spouse of the primary wage earner in the family, she is also eligible to receive up to one-half of whatever he would draw at full retirement age.

I guess I don't understand. 8^(

I can understand them each drawing SS based on their own work histories, but they're both alive and still married, so why would she be receiving checks in her name based on his benefit as well as checks based on her benefit? Or do you mean that they split his benefit somehow and issue one check to her for part of it and the remainder to him?


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