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Social Security Update for 2016

There aren't many changes in Social Security for 2016 since there was no change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from 2014-Q3 to 2015-Q3. Here’s an update for those already collecting benefits, those about to file for benefits in 2016, and the rest who are currently paying into the system.

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Q&A: "If I Take my Social Security Retirement Benefits at Age 62, and my Husband Takes His Retirement Benefits at FRA (Age 66), What Would be my 'Survivor Benefits' if he Dies?"

If I take my social security retirement benefits at age 62, and my husband takes his retirement benefits at FRA (age 66), what would be my "survivor benefits" if he dies? Would I be entitled to his full retirement benefits at that point? (His social security is much higher than mine.) (We will be married for over 10 years by the time he retires.)

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Q&A: "I am a 61 Year Old Female who Receives Social Security Disability. My Husband is Also 61. If he Takes his Social Security at 62 and Receives a Reduced Amount, is he Able to Switch to Survivor Benefits (Which are Higher) Upon My Death?"

I am a 61 year old female who receives social security disability. My husband is also 61. If he takes his social security at 62 and receives a reduced amount, is he able to switch to survivor benefits (which are higher) upon my death? I am a five time cancer survivor. It is likely that he will survive me, and it would appear he could switch after age 66 -- is that correct?

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