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  My spouse and I work. On which record will my benefits be based?

Both my spouse and I work and pay Social Security taxes. On which record will my benefits be based?

  You will receive benefits based on your work record if you have worked long enough under Social Security-usually 10 years-to be entitled to benefits. However, if the benefit you can receive as a spouse is higher than your own Social Security benefit, you will receive a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouse benefit. You can file for retirement and/or spouse's benefits online.
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