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New Legislation Does Not Change When Husbands and Wives Can Receive Benefits
(Posted December 17, 2001)
Question 146: I have 27 years of rail work and receive a disability annuity. Does the new legislation change the date on which my wife can receive benefits? She is 6 months younger than I am.
Answer: Your wife qualifies for benefits at age 62 but they would be reduced by over 20% from the amount she could receive at her normal retirement age (a little past 65). The new legislation does not change this.
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