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Thx...Ok here goes.............

UK born but been over here now for 22 years and my wife and I are both US and UK Citizens. Started a business all those years ago here in the States and I qualify for Medicare and full Social Security. In fact next year will be 65 and definitely will sign up for Medicare and might wait until 70 for SS.

Was given some very bad advice many years ago in as much as although my wife has worked by my side for all these years, she never paid any taxes whatsoever and on the face of it would not qualify for either of the above, which I am entitled to.

However was reading an article which states that if your spouse and myself operate a business together, she would be entitled to receive SS credits as a partner but needed to file a separate Schedule SE, even though we file a joint income tax return. Its been my stupidity in not reading up well beforehand or not really understanding Medicare and SS that I have left this so late but am hoping that my wife could indeed be able to claim on SS and Medicare, perhaps claiming on my earnings?
I am just totally ignorant on this subject.

Just not sure how to go about this as did indeed try online last year to get the ball rolling by filling out the forms on behalf of my wife and trying to claim for her but somehow ended up filling out a disability form which naturally they wrote back and said she didn't qualify.....

So is there a place I could go to in order to hire someone who specializes in this as in a SS Lawyer or could I indeed tackle this myself as I don't want to mess up again and this is obviously quite important to handle correctly as would save us a considerable amount of money with health insurance costs plus have an income coming in....

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