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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I'm retired an am receiving my maximum social security

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I'm retired an am receiving my maximum social security benefits, and my wife, 60 years old, is receiving disability benefits. At her age can she receive spousal support, due to her disability, and if yes what percentage of my benefit can she receive.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

The short answer to your question is no. Your spouse needs to be at least 62 for spousal benefits. I will provide you with more details in a moment.

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

The only exception to the 62 age requirement is if your spouse if caring for a child who is entitled to receive benefits on your record who is younger than age 16 or disabled.

Expert:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

Here is a link with more details and an example.

https://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:  Rick Martin replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for this opportunity to serve you. I kindly ask that you give me a good rating if you are happy with my service. My 5 star rating is very important to me. Please feel free to ask follow up questions. -Rick

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 5 months ago.

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