How do I add my wife to my SSDI?
How do I add my wife to my SSDI?
Your spouse must contact the SSA to apply for benefits. The SSA’s phone number is 800-772-1213. Your spouse will need his or her Social Security number and birth certificate. The SSA may also require your marriage certificate and information about any prior marriages.
Does my spouse qualify for SSDI benefits?
Yes. If you are collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), your spouse can draw a benefit on that basis if you have been married for at least one continuous year and he or she is either age 62 or older or any age and caring for a child of yours who is younger than 16 or disabled.
How much SSDI will my spouse receive?
If the disabled worker is still living, a spouse generally receives 50% of the disabled worker’s primary insurance amount (the amount of the husband or wife’s monthly SSDI check), although if the disabled worker’s children are collecting benefits at the same time, the spouse’s benefit can be reduced.
Can a married couple both receive SSDI?
If both people in a married couple meet Social Security’s definition of disability — each has an illness or injury that largely prevents them from working for at least a year or will likely result in death — both can collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
When can I apply for spousal benefits?
You can claim spousal benefits as early as age 62, but you won’t receive as much as if you wait until your own full retirement age. For example, if your full retirement age is 67 and you choose to claim spousal benefits at 62, you’d receive a benefit that’s equal to 32.5% of your spouse’s full benefit amount.
Can a married woman get disability?
To receive SSDI, you have to fit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) definition of disability, but you can be unmarried or married. Getting married won’t ever effect SSDI benefits that you collect based on your own disability and your own earnings record.
How does SSDI work for married couples?
How long does it take Social Security to approve spousal benefits?
Benefit applications can take up to three months to process, so apply three months before your planned start date. If you are drawing spousal or survivor benefits on another person’s earnings record, your payment date depends on that person’s birthday and follows the schedule above.
Does marriage Affect SSDI?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) To receive SSDI, you have to fit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) definition of disability, but you can be unmarried or married. Getting married won’t ever effect SSDI benefits that you collect based on your own disability and your own earnings record.
Which spouse should collect Social Security first?
The higher earner is the spouse with the larger primary insurance amounts (PIA). When you’re deciding who will collect first and who should wait, consider having the lower earner collect first and having the higher earner wait.
How does Social Security work for a married couple?
Members of a married couple are each entitled to Social Security benefits based upon their own work records (a “worker benefit”). This benefit, at Full Retirement Age,1 is known as the Primary Insurance Amount (PIA).