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Social Security Spouse's Insurance Benefits

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Program Description:

These are benefits paid to the spouse of a worker who receives Social Security Retirement or Disability benefits.


General Program Requirements:

To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be married for at least one year to someone who receives Social Security retirement or disability benefits or be the mother or father of the worker??s biological child
  • Be at least 62 years old or under age 62 and caring for a child (under age 16 or disabled) of the retired or disabled worker
  • Not be getting a higher Social Security retirement benefit based on your own work.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for any of the benefits SSA administers, visit

Once you have completed the eligibility screening questionnaire, you will be provided with a list of benefits for which you may be eligible. Print this page for your records before going to the application site.

Once you know which benefits you can apply for, to apply online, go to

You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778) for additional information about SSA benefits and for application information.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on this and any SSA benefit, call:
1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)

Visit our Publications page for detailed information about SSA programs and policies:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Social Security Administration

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