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What Effect Would Getting Married Have On Our Benefits?

I’m 72 and my fiancé is 77 if we get married will it effect our social security?


Getting married would have no effect on any Social Security benefits that you currently receive, except in the unlikely event that you are receiving either disabled adult child's benefits or parent's benefits. And, it's possible that one of you might become eligible for spousal benefits on the other's record depending on your current benefit rates. You might want to consider using our maximization software to find out whether or not that's a possibility.

Best, Jerry

Feb 11 2018 - 7:40am
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