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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Spousal benefits SSDI at 62yrs?

Hi all,
My wife received full disability with Medicare A & B back in July.
She is 61yrs & I am 60. We had a small business together
and I also worked as a courier (independent contractor) on the side.
ALL FICA & SS taxes were paid into her account since she ran the business & I assisted her.
I have seen my SSA benefit amount and I don't have enough credits to receive any retirement income.
I do have other income but it's non payroll so there's no FICA/SSA involved.
Here's my question.
Once I'm 62 supposedly I will qualify to receive "up to 50% her amount."
Anyone know what that means? Is that a ballpark number??
Can I count on 40% at least?
I spend most of my time taking care of her..meds..driving..doctors etc.
We have been married more than 10 yrs.
Thanks for any help!

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: Spousal benefits SSDI at 62yrs?

I can't help you with that one but others will be able to help you hang in there and keep checking this board often other will reply.

 
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: Spousal benefits SSDI at 62yrs?

There are two pages on social security's website that refer to spousal benefits for ss disability.

They are:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dfamily.htm

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dfamily2.htm

The main social security website is ssa.gov

I hope that you find your answers in these pages. If not, I believe that you can email them with questions. They are slow to answer but what else would you expect from social security.

Have a happy, healthy weekend.

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
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Re: Spousal benefits SSDI at 62yrs?

Thanks for the help!

 
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