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Your wife is not eligible for benefits off your account until she is 62, and at that point, it's about 35% of your benefit amount. If she waits til full retirement age of 66 then it would be 50% of your amount
Also, her receiving a benefit will not impact your benefit - you will still get the full amount. Her benefit is in addition to you
Your wife is still eligible for this benefit, even if you divorce provided that she does not get remarried
However, when your spousal support is calculated by the courts, your social security will count as income so up to 20% of your benefit could be given to her as spousal support
Do you have any further questions?
The last sentence I am not clear. Does that mean when I turn 62 or she turns 62 to get spousal support and court up to 20 percent?
It means that when the court sets your spousal support up, you could have to pay up to 20% of your benefit - for spousal support
So basically when I turn 62 should can get 20 percent if set by the court and not set by SS. Sorry for my confusion
No, now - she can get up to 20% of your disability when they set spousal maintenance. She will still get a social security benefit off your record, when SHE turns 62. This is in addition to any amount set by the court as spousal maintenance
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