Q. I am 61 years old. My husband is only 51. I have worked most of my life and paid Social Security taxes for many years. And now I've learned that I will not be able to collect a dime of my Social Security until my husband is getting his own Social Security. This is totally unfair!
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Q. I am 78 years old. I've had a Social Security number since I was about 20. For many years, my Medicare card showed my husband's Social Security number with a letter "B" behind it. Somebody at a Social Security office once told me this meant I was getting wife's benefits on his record. How does the letter "B" stand for a wife? And now that my husband has died, I've received a new Medicare card, and it now has my husband's number with a letter "D." Does this mean "deceased?"
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