Q: My wife has been a homemaker our entire marriage for 35 years. Will she be eligible for social security when she reaches the age of 65, even though she did not have a paying job outside of the home? A: Yes, non-working spouses can collect Social Security. Homemakers can qualify for Social Security spousal […]
While millions of Americans rely on Social Security benefits in their retirement years, not everyone qualifies.
Here are some general guidelines regarding Social Security eligibility:
What is Social Security? Social security programs first appeared in Europe in response to families moving from farming to working for others as the world became industrialized. Germany established the first social security program way back in 1889. In the United States, the Great Depression triggered an economic crisis that caused millions of seniors to […]