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To learn about what types of spousal benefits are available, see this information from the SSA.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as if the wife in your situation will be able to receive spousal benefits unless she is 62 or older or is caring for a child under the age of 16.
If it turns out that the wife does not qualify, she may be able to qualify for SSI under her own name. SSI is a needs-based program, meaning that applicants must not exceed the set limit for household income or resources.
I suggest you contact your local SSA office or a disability attorney to find out what options are available.
Best of luck.
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