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MY WIFE HAS NOT PAID IN TO SOCIAL SECURITY IN 29 YEARS AND

IS NOW 53 YEARS OLD...
MY WIFE HAS NOT PAID IN TO SOCIAL SECURITY IN 29 YEARS AND IS NOW 53 YEARS OLD, IS THERE A WAY SHE CAN NOW TRY TO CATCH UP BY PAYING INTO SOCIAL SECURITY, AND ALSO WE FILE JOINTLY, WILL SHE BE ENTITLED TO MEDICARE AT AGE 65. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. PAUL C
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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

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Unfortunately, the only way to get credit for social security is to work a job where you pay social security taxes.

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There is no option where you can purchase credit to catch up

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However, your wife is entitled to a benefit equal to 1/2 of your benefit - this benefit is in addition to your own benefit

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And, your wife will be eligible for Medicare based on your work record - if you qualify, she will qualify too

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Your wife will get the full 50% of your benefit once she reaches full retirement age.

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