if my wife’s social security benefits is greater then mine would i receive hers?

Q) if my wife’s social security benefits is greater then mine would i receive hers?

A) Under Social Security’s “deemed filing” rule, most married people are required to file simultaneously for retirement and spousal benefits — when you claim one, you are deemed to be claiming the other. Social Security will pay you the bigger of the two amounts (never both combined). If the spousal benefit is larger than your retirement benefit, you will receive the amount of the spousal benefit. https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/questions-answers/spouse-income-affect-social-security-retirement/

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