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I have been married years my wife has worked very little

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I have been married for 47 years my wife has worked very little and does not qualify for social security or medicare we are on a fixed income and cant afford regular health insurance can we use my social security benefits for her?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  dylatess replied 1 year ago.
Hello and and thank you for your question. For over 37 years, I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you.
If you wife is at least age 62, you can start collecting what is known as her spousal benefit and that amount is one half of what you are entitled to at age 66. But she cannot collect until age 62. Likewise, even if you are not collecting yet, she can still apply beginning at age 62.
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