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SSD benefits are based on your work record, and applying for spousal benefits might get you a benefits increase. The easiest way to check is with a visit to your local SSA office, since the response will be immediate.
Online - Use our Social Security Retirement/Medicare Benefit Application to apply for retirement, spouse's, ex-spouse's or Medicare benefits.
If you are under full retirement age and you are eligible for retirement benefits and benefits as a spouse or ex-spouse, your online application will include both benefits.
Note: If you have reached full retirement age, you can choose to receive only spouse's benefits. Please read "If You Or Your Current Spouse Are Full Retirement Age" (above) for additional information.
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.)
If you do not live in the U.S. or one of its territoriesyou can also - Contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office, U.S. Embassy or consulate.
If your spouse is already receiving benefits when you apply, or if you and your spouse apply at the same time, we will also check your eligibility for benefits as a spouse. If you qualify, your application will also automatically serve as a request for spousal benefits.
http://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html#&a0=2 is the link to the web page I used for the contact information.
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