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Hello, I would like to assist you with your question. In short, benefits are only for the disabled party. If your spouse elects to cease working, she will not be eligible for any benefits just because she has made a voluntary choice due to your disability.
However, you might be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), if you have limited assets and resources. Your spouse's retirement accounts do not count against your SSI.
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