Yet Another Spousal Benefit Question
Apologies up front: I know there have been several very informative threads in the past about spousal SS bennys, but I just haven't found clarification for this in my search of many of those: DW has been (and continues to be) a public school teacher for most of her working life, and her paychecks reflect a contribution to the state retirement system, but no contribution to SS. The sum total of her SS contributions are confined to a few years around college time PT work. As for me, I've been a SS contributor all my working life. Will she be eligible for spousal benefits from my contributions when she hits FRA, even though she is receiving a state pension and hasn't had SS deductions in over 30 years? My wife will be trying to get clarification on that from her peers and her employer as well, but maybe someone else has been in a similar situation and can share experience. Thanks all.
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