How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask CFEPro789 Your Own Question
CFEPro789
CFEPro789, Accountant
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 536
Experience:  Former IRS Agent, Master of Accountancy, Tax Return Preparer
75705331
Type Your Social Security Question Here...
CFEPro789 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My wife is disable and receives SSI benefits. She was receiving

Customer Question

My wife is disable and receives SSI benefits. She was receiving benefits prior to our marriage of 17 years. How were the benefits calculated and could she possibly draw more if she could file under my benefits?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 7 months ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I can assist you. Your wife's benefits were previously calculated for Social Security Disability Insurance based on her average lifetime earnings before her disability began. She can possibly draw social security income now based on your benefits. The best way to figure that out is to create her an account for My SSA, they have personalized information based on her earnings and will have all of her previous earning data:https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/Please let me know if you have any questions.
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 7 months ago.
Here is some general information on receiving spousal benefits for SSIhttps://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3754/What-is-the-eligibility-for-Social-Security-spouse-s-benefits-and-my-own-retirement-benefits
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 7 months ago.
I suggest creating the My SSA account, then following up with me with specific questions if you have any at that point. Thanks for using Just Answer and please let me know if that answers your question.

Related Social Security Questions