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Social Security spousal benefits program at Amityville Library

Social Security just celebrated its 80th anniversary, but many Americans are still unaware of all the benefits they may be entitled to. For example, a new AARP survey found considerable confusion about spousal benefits, with only 25 percent correctly knowing that a divorced person can collect benefits based on an ex-spouse's work record if they were married for at least 10 years. Spousal benefits are also available for couples that remain married, even for a spouse who has no work record of his or her own.

If you're confused, a free workshop at Amityville Library may help. The workshop, which will cover a wide range of Social Security programs, will have an emphasis on spousal benefits.

The seminar is Thursday, Nov. 12, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 631-264-0567 for more information.

For information on spousal benefits from Social Security, go to

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