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I have been receiving soc sec retirement from age 62. At the

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I have been receiving soc sec retirement from age 62. At the time I was married to a 35 year old with whom a son was born. She has been receiving spousal benefit as caregiver to our son and our son received an equal amount. Recently my wife started receiving disability payments which are more than the spousal amount, and they stopped her caretaker benefit. What happens to the spousal caretaker payment? Does it comes back to me? Do I have to request it?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Your wife's spousal benefits are her benefits, not yours. You are receiving your own benefits. She can collect only one type of benefits at the time. If her disability benefits are higher than spousal benefits, she can choose the higher disability benefits. She cannot collect both benefits, disability and caregiver at the same time.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 11 months ago.

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