Can you collect your spouse’s Social Security Disability benefit?

You may be wondering if you can collect your spouse’s Social Security Disability benefit.

Unless you collect a higher benefit based on your earnings record, your spouse’s Social Security benefits are payable to you when you reach age sixty-two or older. If you are caring for your child who is under age sixteen or disabled and receiving Social Security benefits, your spouse’s benefits are available to you at any age.

If you are no longer married to your spouse, you may be able to collect benefits on his or her record if you were married to your spouse for at least ten years, and you are at least sixty-two years old, currently unmarried, and not eligible for an equal or higher benefit on your own Social Security record or on someone else’s Social Security record.

There are a number of stipulations for collecting your spouse’s Social Security benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you determine if you are eligible. Call us today at 1-800-618-4878 for a free consultation and get the answers you need.

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