The SSI program was an initiative of the Nixon Administration and was signed into legislation by President Nixon on October 30, 1972. If you are no less than 62 years old and your partner is receiving Social Security retirement or disability advantages, you would be eligible to claim your benefits based on your partner’s work history. If you qualify for and apply for benefits on your own work record but are eligible for larger spousal benefits, the Social Security Administration pays a mixture of benefits equal to the upper spousal benefit. For around a quarter of married couples and almost half of unmarried individuals, Social Security provides greater than ninety% of earnings throughout retirement, according to the Social Security Administration.
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My brother simply turned 62 and has been on SSI disability for 19 years. Social Security says he has to apply for “early retirement” benefits now and … Read More