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The only person I know taking the spousal benefit is my Mother-In-Law who is 83 years old. Since FIL died in January of this year I believe she is now recieving his full benefit?

My wife has always made about twice as much money as what I made but doing the math, and comparing her social security statement with mine, I think I'll come out a little better by taking my social security on my own record. I think like ~ $50/month more per month using my own work history? I've got a couple of years to go before I'm elegible so when the time comes I'll check out again and see where I'm at.

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