Eligibility For Benefits
Hi, Keith, all of your examples I've read so far regarding spousal benefits seem to only involve US citizen spouses. My question is how do the examples vary if your spouse is foreign born, Green Card holder but has no US based income history? I have contributed the maximum Social Security withholdings every year for 30+ years but am worried what my wife will be eligible for if something happens to me. Thanks, Keith
I'm about to collect social security benefits. Is my non-resident Canadian citizen spouse eligible for benefits based on my contribution.
Yes, provided that she meets all of the eligibility requirements, such as age (at least 62) and marriage duration (at least 1 year).