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My wife is disable and receives SSI benefits. She was receiving

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My wife is disable and receives SSI benefits. She was receiving benefits prior to our marriage of 17 years. How were the benefits calculated and could she possibly draw more if she could file under my benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I can assist you. Your wife's benefits were previously calculated for Social Security Disability Insurance based on her average lifetime earnings before her disability began. She can possibly draw social security income now based on your benefits. The best way to figure that out is to create her an account for My SSA, they have personalized information based on her earnings and will have all of her previous earning data: let me know if you have any questions.
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 1 year ago.
Here is some general information on receiving spousal benefits for SSI
Expert:  CFEPro789 replied 1 year ago.
I suggest creating the My SSA account, then following up with me with specific questions if you have any at that point. Thanks for using Just Answer and please let me know if that answers your question.