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Can my wife get care giver, I am on ss but I have alot of

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can my wife get care giver
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Customer: I am on ss but I have alot of medical problems.I was told by my sister that I could get money for my wife as a care giver is that true?
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: I don't know yet.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

Unfortunately no, there is no such program from SSA. See link from AARP to see an article on getting funds for being a caregiver: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-06-2012/can-i-get-paid-for-taking-care-of-my-mother.html

There are state programs and VA benefits as well if you are eligible for those. There are also possible tax credits available for this but nothing from SSA.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am on s.s I have a lot medical problems and I was told by my sister I could recive get something for her as a care giver.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
are you working on the answer
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

Yes, sorry, I was working on another answer and did not see your reply let me draft a response.

Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

You cannot, SSA does not offer benefits for caregivers unfortunately, there are a lot of internet sites that claim this is possible, but it is not. You can get credit for Social security through earning credits for being a caregiver but that will apply to your own benefits (you need 40 credits to be eligible for SS benefits). One can receive a "spousal"benefit for a disabled spouse or get SS for their child for taking care of if they are disabled (based on their own benefit) but there is no benefit for taking care of your sister or a caregiver benefit from SSA unfortunately.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am not taking care of my sister I am asking if my wife can recieve something as a care giver
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

No she cannot. SSA dos not offer a program to reimburse caregivers.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

no?

Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

Are you there?

Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

The only thing available is the spousal benefit but she must be age 62 and 50% of your benefit must be larger than your own (50% at full retirement age). The spousal benefit is available to everyone and it does not matter if they are a caregiver or not.

Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 9 months ago.

Just checking back in, do you have any further questions?