When can my spouse get Social Security benefits on my record?

Your spouse may be able to get benefits if he or she is at least age 62 and you are getting, or are eligible for, retirement or disability benefits. We also will pay benefits to your spouse at any age if there is a child in his or her care. The child must be under age 16 or disabled before age 22, and entitled to benefits. Your spouse also can qualify for Medicare at age 65. 

See Retirement Planner: Benefits For Your Spouse for more information.

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  • Date Created: 03/27/2014
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