Perrysburg, OH asked in Social Security for Ohio

Q: Can my husband give me some of his Social Security Credits

I have been a homemaker most of my life.I am 14 credits short of collecting my SS benefits.My husband has more then he needs,can he give me some of his credits? I Do Not want to wait until he is old enough to collect,I know that,when he is I could collect half of his. He is 5 years younger than me,I want to collect as soon as possible. A friend told my her daughter gave some of her credits to her husband?

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Eva Clement
Eva Clement

A: Unfortunately, credits are not transferable between people. However you may be eligible for a spousal benefit off of your husband's record. You are correct in that you have to wait until your husband starts drawing his benefits in order to collect your spousal benefit.

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