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Married? Consider the Spousal Benefit for Social Security

See if it’s more favorable to take a Social Security spousal benefit than your own benefit.   

You may be eligible for a larger Social Security benefit if you are married. Learn if leveraging the Spousal Benefit could bring you a higher lifetime benefit.

Want to learn more? Download our guide, Social Security Simplified: Select the Right Options to Help Maximize Your Income, to make more-informed decisions around your Social Security benefit, including:

  • Your options for claiming Social Security.
  • How each option can significantly affect your benefits.
  • Five key considerations when evaluating your Social Security options.