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Social Security – Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Programs (OASDHI)

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This program gives you extra income if your job took money from your paycheck and gave it to Social Security.  You can also get extra income if your spouse, ex-spouse or late spouse had money taken from their paycheck for Social Security. The income you get will depend on how long you or your spouse had a job. You may be able to get extra income if you are:

  • A spouse who is age 62 or older
  • A divorced spouse age 62 or older who was married for 10 years and is now single
  • A widow or widower who is age 60 or older
  • A widow or widower who is age 50 or older and has a disability

How do I apply?

To apply or get more information, contact the Social Security Administration. Visit their website, or call 800-772-1213.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

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Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.