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My wife already receives benefits from her own work record, but I haven't filed yet. We file our taxes jointly. Will my wife's benefit be reduced because I will make more than $15,720 this year?

En español | Your earned income will not affect your wife's retirement benefits if she has claimed on her own work record. If she is receiving a spouse benefit, the fact that you made more than $15,720 her benefit may be reduced if your benefit is also impacted by the Retirement Earnings Test.

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