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Can my wife claim disability on my ss she is 58

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can my wife claim disability on my ss she is 58
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago
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No, to claim disability, she must have a social security earnings record of her own or be a widow. In the latter case, she can collect if her disability existed at the time of the spouse's passing or started within 7 years.

When she is 62, however, she may be eligible for a spousal benefit on your record, which is irrespective of any disability - she need not be disabled to collect that.

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