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As long as I am 62 or older and have claimed Social Security, can my spouse claim spouse benefits at any time?

En español | In order for your spouse to claim benefits on your record, your spouse must be at least 62 years old. It is important to note, however, that if you and your wife can wait to receive benefits (past age 62), then you both will receive larger benefits.

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