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The judge can consider both social security disability income and worker's compensation payments when calculating alimony payments. The initial question is whether your wife makes enough to meet her basic needs. If she does, there's no need for alimony. If she doesn't, then the judge can look at her income versus her expenses, then at your ability to pay. So she won't automatically get half of those benefits, but you can be ordered to pay her alimony from those amounts, because those are wage replacements. If you weren't getting them, you'd theoretically have wages available to pay alimony instead.
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