4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Social Security and Marriage

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The best perk of marriage is supposedly growing old with the one you love. But sometimes Social Security sweetens the deal even more. 

Social Security allows you to claim benefits on your own record or your spouse’s. If you claim on your spouse’s record, you’ll receive up to 50% of their primary insurance amount, which is the amount they’d qualify for at full retirement age. For those with a limited work history, that can lead to a substantially higher benefit.

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