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Even if you have never worked under Social Security, you may be able to get spouse’s retirement benefits if you are at least 62 years of age and your spouse is receiving retirement or disability benefits. You can also qualify for Medicare at age 65.
If you begin receiving benefits:
If you are under full retirement age and you continue to work while receiving benefits, your benefits may be affected by the retirement earnings test.
You Can Apply
Online - Use our Social Security Retirement/Medicare Benefit Application to apply for retirement, spouse's, ex-spouse's or Medicare benefits.
By phone - Call us at 1-***-***-****. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call us at TTY 1-***-***-****.
In person - Visit your local Social Security office. (Call first to make an appointment.)