Asked by joanne6093  |  Submitted February 14, 2016

What does it mean when you file for spousal benefits only under social security

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February 17, 2016

Hi Joanne, spousal benefits under social security may be up to 50% of the primary insured amount or PIA of an eligible worker. PIA is a calculated dollar amount based on the total earnings of a worker. An eligible spouse of that worker may receive a portion of this PIA amount- up to half. Go to to get more details to address specific to your situation.

Thanks for a great question, good luck!

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