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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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My wife turns 62 in july she never worked because of her

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my wife turns 62 in july she never worked because of her medical issuesi will she qulified for ss
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: like i said she never worked
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: her medical conditions over the years like 5 comlicated hernia operations
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name's Lane.

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She can qualify on your work record for what are called "spousal benefits"

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50% of your benefit BUT reduced to 75% of that because of taking at less than full retirement age.

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Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

From SSA here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying6.html

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"Even if you have never worked under Social Security, you may be able to get spouse’s retirement benefits if you are at least 62 years of age and your spouse is receiving retirement or disability benefits. You can also qualify for Medicare at age 65."

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Expert:  Lane replied 2 months ago.

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Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance,a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist)designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice to clients on three continents since 1986.